Here in Ontario, Canada it’s been cold. So cold. Sew cold.
I want to stay in my flannel jammies all day long. (I don’t have flannel jammies but if I did…………..) I want to wear flannel! I can’t do acrylic fleece, it’s warm but………..
Our local sewing/fabric shop advertised a 20% off sale, but the flannels there weren’t what I was hoping for, so off to Fabricland in Belleville I went. Here’s what I came home with. I bought 2 lengths of checked flannel, one for daytime and one for a housecoat. I bought 4 meters of each. The pretty print was in the discount bin for $3 per meter. It’ll make a sweet summer top. All have been pre-washed and the summer print is stashed.
I wanted warm and cozy, but not shapeless. My hubby has plenty of flannel shirts that I could wear if shapeless was all I wanted. THIS is what I wanted. Feminine, style, creative, and fun!
I can’t tell you how long I’ve had this pattern. (It’s been so long I don’t remember) I even had it traced off in the S/M size on pattern paper.
I also have a bunch of these cool zippers, so was imagining a “pull over the head and zip up” kind of coziness.Here’s how it came out.
It’s warm and cozy! And a bit tight! I can wear it comfortably, but it’s a struggle to get it off. I’m going to make this pattern again in the next size up.
What do you think? Cozy? Do you like the zipper? I have a few surplus if you’re interested, email me at yvettechilcott(at)yahoo(dot)ca for pricing.