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« on: December 28, 2009 02:58:37 PM »



The inspiration: Last February I found myself sleeping in a car in the Austrian Alps, with the snow 2' deep, and I was cold... and uncomfortable, and frumpy! So even though this winter I am in mostly warm places, where I have snuggly beds to sleep in, I wanted to have something that would be comfortable enough to sleep in that I would feel confident in when walking around fancy cities.

So I made this jacket out of dark grey sweatshirt jersey. It is stretchy, wears well with no wrinkles, and looks pretty damn good.


I really like how the princess seams line up with the shoulder seams at the neck.


The lining is a fancy printed fleece (I made sure the pattern was centered on the inside), so my jacket is sooooo warm!


The pockets are lined with fleece and big enough to hold a honey's hand in. There are also pockets on the inside to keep my goodies safe.



I didn't use any patterns for this, and I'm not sure how many hours went into it (maybe 7?). The total cost wound up around $35, which was way more than I wanted to spend, but I am so happy with this jacket that I don't mind. Whenever I wear it around my boyfriend he makes a point of telling everyone around that I made it myself. And I did wind up wearing it in to sleep in the car at the Grand Canyon, where the temperature at night was 17.

There are more photos on my website! http://madebyjulianne.com/?p=93
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009 03:03:18 PM »

gorgeous!!! love love love it! and love love love the lining fleece!
spectacular job. you should be oh SO proud!
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009 04:31:26 PM »

this jacket is great! one of these days i'm going to have to try my hand at one Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009 05:14:50 PM »

Awesome jacket, I love the lining...I like your pants too!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009 05:34:48 PM »

Great jacket!  I wish I could sew that well.
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009 06:03:19 PM »

That's a great jacket! looks like something one could buy. and like something that would be very expensive ;-)
it's great that you put pockets on the inside and i LOVE the fabrics. i've never seen patterned fleece in a store.

Why did you sleep in your car in the alps? (I'm from austria [which kind of explains the lack of patterned fleece], so i'm a little curious Cheesy)
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009 06:10:41 PM »

Ahh! That jacket looks awesome and you look amazing in it!
The lining is so cute!!! Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2009 06:15:24 PM »

this is great!...nice job and no pattern? Sahweeet!   is it real stretchy?
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2009 06:17:42 PM »

I wanna say this looks so good that it looks store-bought but it looks BETTER than store-bought!

Thanks for sharing! So great!
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009 07:28:33 PM »

this is great!...nice job and no pattern? Sahweeet!   is it real stretchy?

It's not very stretchy, but it's got enough give that it's very comfortable and moves well. Also, the sleeves are cut pretty slim, so the little bit of stretch helps when I'm already wearing a couple layers and want to wear the jacket too.


Why did you sleep in your car in the alps? (I'm from austria [which kind of explains the lack of patterned fleece], so i'm a little curious Cheesy)

I was traveling with a friend who drove a Renault Rapid... We were driving west to France and wanted to see Austria, but we couldn't afford hostels. There was a mattress in the back so it wasn't uncomfortable, but it was freezing. Now I drive a station wagon, which is moderately comfortable and very warm with my boyfriend to snuggle with.
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