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« on: October 28, 2008 12:28:04 PM »

For a while, my office was unbearably cold. I found fleece to be a nice way to stay warm but not add a bunch of weight. Problem is, I didn't want a baggy teddy-bear fleece pullover or something like that. I had to find a way to make fleece stylish. So I made these:


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Last year, I had made these, also from Simplicity 4032



I'm editing this post to add some tips:
Fleece has its plusses and minuses. I love that you don't have to finish edges. Ripping stitches is incredibly hard, since they get buried in the fluffiness. I had read a suggestion to use a zig-zag stitch, and that definitely helped. I have a hard time top stitching evenly, too, on fleece.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008 12:36:43 PM »

I love first one, it is great. Violet is my favourite colour.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008 01:34:24 PM »

Ooh, they're gorgeous - very stylish and very cosy!
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008 01:34:47 PM »

I adore your fleece jackets!  I too love the feel but hate the look, so I will certainly be using fleece in a new and cute way.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008 01:39:47 PM »

For the longest time, I did not believe the first one was fleece! I haven't worn fleece since I was in grade school because usually store bought items are so tacky and frumpy. These jackets make me a fleece believer! Wonderful work.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008 01:44:28 PM »

Those all look so great.  I totally agree with you, standard styled fleece and sweatshirts are not good for office wear, but these are perfect!  I love fleece, and hate the confining feel of traditional jackets, so this sound so perfect.  They all look so soft, warm, stretchy, and still so stylish!  Thanks for sharing. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2008 01:54:52 PM »

Gorgeous!  I love them all, but especially the last one.


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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008 02:07:48 PM »

Love them all! And they look sooo soft and warm. Wish I were wearing one right now!
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2008 03:19:06 PM »

The pieces look great!
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2008 04:09:39 PM »

Those are great! Good job  Smiley
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