I may live in sunny California, but it is not always the warmest up here in the northern part of the state. It's also a bit temperamental, for example yesterday we had beautiful Spring high 70's weather, and today it is supposed to start to rain for a couple days. What is a girl to do when it is time to put the bulky Winter coat away? My solution was the adorable and warm Woman's Andover by New Horizon's
I used a soft fleece that I found at Joann's during a really great sale they had, and at the moment they are currently 50% off again until April 12th, so a perfect time to run and grab some for this perfect pullover.
The Andover offers you a few options for the design to suit your needs. I chose the fully lined zip up version, but there is also a version with just a lined hood, or an unlined pullover with binding. The pockets too, they keep my hands warmer than my Winter coat ever could.
The fabric recommendations include Flannel, Fleece, Poly-blend, Woven Cotton, Twill, Corduroy, Stable Knit, and Sweatshirt Fleece. They all come in a large variety of options leaving you with an almost endless supply of fabric choices to satisfy your creativity and fill your warmth needs depending on season.
This was the first time I ever tried sewing a hood, and lined at that, I was a little intimated. The instructions and illustrations in the New Horizon's pattern quickly alleviated that concern. They show in great detail how to piece together all versions of this design, even down to the zipper installation. Hopefully you find this pattern as easy to follow as I did.
This Andover Jacket will keep me warm through the chilly Spring times, and even into Fall. I could not be happier to have a me made jacket that fits so perfectly.
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