Preferring tailored clothing, I’m not usually drawn to synthetic outer wear fabrics, but I just couldn’t resist this charming fuzzy-floral-fleece in pink and gray. I had it in my stash and kept it in reserve waiting for inspiration to surface. I know it’s not particularly suitable to use a knit for a structured coat, but I could totally visualize this fun fabric as a coat and I was willing to take the risk. And here is the result of my venture into sewing with synthetic fleece. I love it!
I used Vogue 2472 coat pattern and interfaced it with a soft interfacing appropriate for knitted fabrics.
For lining the body of the jacket I used a gray polyester lining fabric
and a bit of pink for the pockets (using up pieces from my scrap pile).
I covered the large silver snaps in pink duppioni silk (I know, I know, but I couldn’t help it).
The collar is designed to lay flat
while still retaining some style, fit and fashion.
Go Beaver football!