This is a pretty easy pattern, and I am really using this as a trial as to whether I want to use this for my summer rain jacket.
Quick to cut out and very easy to construct, especially when using the fleece fabric that I had chosen. With the polar fleece it is unlikely that it will fray so I do not really need to hem any of the seams. I would say it eventually took me a day to make this item up.
I am really pleased with the results, and having remembered the limitations of sewing polar fleece on the sewing machine. This has been a good exercise for me to follow a flat shop bought pattern. Constructing and creating your own patterns you tend to forget the real benefit from reigning yourself in and following instructions from someone else.
I will use this pattern for my light weight rain jacket. However, I will probably be omitting the pockets as they add bulk to an area of my body that I really do not need to add extra width too, especially as I want the oversized look.
Having graduated in Costume design from Wimbledon school of art, London, in 2001.