The time arrived to sew something for the horse loving boy again! This time we found the perfect fleece at Hancock fabrics and paired with a black twill from the stash, it was time for another reversible jacket. You can read our review of the Which Way Out Jacket here. This time we sewed up the pattern almost exactly as directed with only one change. We added elastic around the bottom of the sleeves because the boy wanted to be able to layer this jacket underneath another jacket if needed.
It was much easier to sew this jacket with woven fabrics rather than knits like we did last time.
We had the opportunity to take photos at the perfect location for a horse jacket…Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby! Of course on race day in May, one wouldn’t need a jacket, horses on it or otherwise, but on a sunny December day, this reversible fleece jacket was just right.
Through the back entrance to the stadium, Thomas, the horse lover, got very close to the action. He could look out on the track and see where the famous race takes place.
And he got to visit the resident horse and pony. It was quite a day, and he was prepared with quite a jacket!
We did put pockets on the inside and outside, so Thomas had a place to store his Churchill Downs souvenir. He did wonder aloud if he would grow to be too tall to be a jockey someday. (Sorry, buddy, wrong genetics for that line of work!!!)
All in all, the reversible fleece jacket, and the visit to the Kentucky Derby were a success.
If you bought some fleece fabric recently (aren’t there some yummy fleece fabrics this year?) you should consider making a reversible fleece jacket. We recommend the Which Way Out Jacket from Fishstick Designs!