DIY: Longline Fleece Bomber
The weather is changing and so are the outerwear pieces we wear. Bombers have been the go to style of jacket for a couple of seasons now and I understand why. It is easy to wear and there are plenty of affordable options out there. For a while, I've been wanting a right above the knee length fleece bomber. Since it is very specific, I haven't been able to find one that i really like so I thought why not make it. These days, I don't have much time to design clothing since I am in the middle of designing handbags for my accessories line (Chic By Choice).
So I though, how can I make a bomber in 1 hour or less. Then a light bulb went off in my head...sweatshirts, make a color-block fleece bomber with 2 sweatshirts. I did just that and you can too.
Sewing Machine (Not Shown)
How To Construct
1. Lay both sweatshirts flat and measure/mark 15" at center front from the top of the collar on Sweatshirt #1 and from the bottom hem of Sweatshirt #2.
2. Use the scissors to cut excess fabric off. (Sweatshirt #1 should look cropped and Sweatshirt #2 should not have a top). You now have 2 separate pieces, a top piece and a bottom piece.
3. Using the pins, pin the bottom of Sweatshirt #1 to the new top of Sweatshirt #2 with right sides facing each other.
4. Now that the pinning is complete, use the sewing machine to sew the pieces together. (Remove the pins as you sew.)
5. You now have 1 long sweatshirt. Use the scissors to cut straight down the middle at the center front.
6. It is now time to apply the zipper. Separate the zipper and pin each of the zipper edges to the fleece opening edges with right sides facing each other.
7. Now that you've pinned, it's time to sew the zipper onto the fleece. (Remove the pins as you sew.)
8. Once the zipper has been successfully sewn on, go back over the zipper by sewing a top stitch on the right side of the now jacket.
9. Cut all loose hanging threads. Press or steam the jacket at all seams.
10. You now have a complete Longline Fleece Bomber!