At the moment, I am working on a fleece vest for my husband, who wants a vest to wear under his biker jacket once the weather cools down. I am making progress on it but, it is very slow.
The pattern I am using to make it is 2743 from Simplicity, which I got during the Abakhan’s 50% sale in September.
So far I traced the patterns, I checked the fit on the pattern by pining pieces together and asking my husband to try it on (no pics with him as he as in a hurry). To make it a fitted vest I decided to used a 2cm seam allowance instead of the 1.5cm that the pattern instructions calls for. Also he does not want pockets on the vest so, I will be leaving these out for now.
I am using two colours of fleece to make it, red for the main pieces of the bodice and black for side panels and the collar.
I am still to cut red fleece and then I am set to start sewing it!
In the mean time I have been reading on the internet how best to sew fleece and I am confident that my vest will be great by the time I finish it.
Also as I am spending a lot of my sewing time on the internet I got a course on Craftsy . I chose Susan Khalje ‘s The Couture Dress . I am to wait 4 to 6 weeks to receive the pattern that goes with the class, but I already started watching the lessons. Just two lessons in and I’ve learnt so much.
I am not sure what to do, to wait until I receive the pattern, or start working on a dress but use the Class and see what happens? What do you think?