When out fabric shopping my rule that I hate sewing polar/micro fleece was soon forgotten. I was swayed by a pretty yellow coloured fabric. It was so pretty, a little bit of warmth in the middle of winter I thought to myself... Yes I'll buy that!
The parka hood and pocket are both lined with a yellow striped cotton fleece...
The photos below don't do the parka much justice, it just hangs like a sack in the pics. I need a little person to model the parka but there is not one in sight...On reflection I would certainly make this again, but I would use a lighter weight fabric. I think the pattern is definitely better in a light weight fabric. It might have made a difference if I hadn't lined the hood which added bulk.
Another sew-a-long blogger did their parka using bias to finish the seams, the edges of the hood etc. This might have worked better for my parka, I am not really happy with the front because the gathers are not very defined!
|When you use a finer fabric the gathers in the front are more pronounced. |
Apart from me not being so happy with the outcome this parka is
very warm and good for playing outside!
|My cat is mental...he was banned from the sewing table today. But just|
thought he might get in on the photo and nobody would notice!