I ordered some blizzard-fleece from Joann's at a bargain price. I thought I would wait to use it, but decided I had a pattern and the time, so no time like the present.
Butterick 5773 is called a jacket, but it is more like a sweater with a zipper. Can I call it a Swacket? It is supposed to be very-easy. Mine took some thought to match up the plaid. Also, I thought flaps on the chest pockets, hand-pockets, and a finished fly-facing would make a better finished product. I also did my usual lengthening of two inches to the body and the arms.
I like how thick and luxurious this fleece is. I made some pajamas from other Joann's fleece and the fleece was not this thick. So this blizzard fleece is the choice for outerwear. It doesn't ravel, but I serged the seams for a RTW look.
To match up the plaid, I used almost all three yards for a two yard project.
I am glad I made this Swacket. I am sure to use it a a lot.
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