I was inspired by the fleece vest Jean made and decided to make one myself. I used the Simplicity Pattern 1499 which is a current pattern. I opted not to use bias binding on the hem and armholes. I'd never sewn in a separating zipper and found it was really easy to do after watching several YouTube Videos. Biggest problem was shortening the zipper. Pulling out those plastic teeth was a real pain. I used a flat head screwdriver but if anyone has a better suggestion, please put it below. I saw on Craftsy where a woman sewed tiny buttons at the top of the zipper to use as stops. I didn't have any tiny buttons but did have these beads which I think is even cooler. The fabric is from my mom's stash. So nice to have something new to wear.
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