Fleece Lined Jacket
Posted on Thursday the 9th January 2014 by Nicole Needles
The design was quite detailed - it even included the little triangles that go behind the zips, like a real leather jacket!
Some more details:
Epaulettes on the shoulders
Double breasted zip closure and collar.
You see a sneaky glimpse above of how the leopard fabric came in to play. The pattern doesn't call for lining; they just suggest you 'finish the seams'. I decided to add a lining to give the jacket more weight and to make it warmer. I just used the side front pieces and the sleeves exactly as they were, and cut the back minus the facing and with an extra 1/2" at the centre back to create a pleat. Here's the result:
I admit I'm a bit of a snob about certain fabrics, and fleece is something I've managed to avoid in my own wardrobe. I've worked with it before in items made for Mr Needles, like his Margiela-inspired jacket. But this is the first time I've used it and worn it - it's so cosy, I can see why people swathe themselves in it. And it adds just the right amount of weight to the jacket that I can probably wear it on the cold grey days we're currently experiencing here in London.
And that's that!
See you soon!