Baby It’s Cold Outside…

Yes it’s cold outside, but I was toasty warm in this jacket I made from McCalls 7026. I basically made view A with view B’s sleeves. I wanted the longer sleeve on this. It also has the thumb hole although I never actually use those. 


I used “performance fleece” for the jacket. It’s supposed to be more of a wicking material so that if you wear it during a workout, you won’t overheat as easily and it will take moisture away from the body. It’s very warm and very soft!


I’m wearing this with the “jeggings” I made with V8859 (highly recommend that pattern). I did have to use some contrasting knit for the facing because I stupidly used some of the fleece for a pair of socks and didn’t realize I needed four fronts. Anyway, it all worked out in the end and I think it’s actually a little more interesting. 

 


So until next time…

Knit Pants – V8859

I made these knit pants a couple of weeks ago. I wasn’t sure about the material since it is very stretchy (basically jeggings material).But I’m so glad I made these. They are as comfortable as yoga pants and aren’t tight.

 

These are dark blue (like jeans). I made the version with the double pleated knees. The only change I made was to use a wider elastic for the waistband. The pattern calls for 3/4″ while I used 1″. For me that just makes for a more comfortable fit. 


While I wouldn’t wear this with the shirt tucked in like this, it’s just to give a better idea of what the back looks like. 

This is quick and easy to make. And, the pattern didn’t require me to make any additional adjustments which is awesome!