Green Fleece Coat: A.K.A. “Laundry Blues”… McCall’s 9576

 

McCall’s 9576 2 Hour Reversible Jacket©1998 (2 hours my foot…). ~:^O

I made this reversible fleece coat a handful of years ago with a matching reversible hat. My friend really liked it…. she wanted it! Personally, I considered it quite simple and unflattering; but it did keep me warm and machine washed like a dream! (I HATE dry “cleaning” chemicals.). Anyway; the fabric was a ‘no-pill’ polyester that always looked like new and never seemed to wear out.

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I lengthened it for a coat instead of a shorter jacket, and used two colors/layers of the no pill fleece. If were to make another, I’d re-fashion the shawl collar to be closed to the neck and chest for better coverage in the cold weather. I’m thinking about making another one from some coating I have stashed.

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Sadly, I no longer have it. My washing machine broke down and I had to use the local laundromat to wash my things. Understandably,(eyes rolling, here), I left it behind one day and it ended up being, “lost in a backroom flood…” said the Owner. Sure. Ok.

Ah well: I do believe someone is enjoying my coat somewhere,

Hmmnnn… maybe I ought to pay my old friend a visit… she was green with envy, though

HEY! Ya never know! HAHAHAHAHA!

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2 thoughts on “Green Fleece Coat: A.K.A. “Laundry Blues”… McCall’s 9576

  1. Noooo! You’ll have to make another as the perfect coat is a rare thing indeed. It will be even more perfect now you know the small alterations you need to make. Good luck:)

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    1. I actually am repeating this pattern with another anti pill fleece in Beetroot Purple and the reverse in a charcoal gray. I do have to alter a it some, since I lost weight since I made the green coat above. yet, it’s a relaxed style and needs little to no specific alterations, anyway. I hope to have it finished by the weekend. The only thing I did is to make it a longer coat for our Western New York cold winters.
      I hate chemicals and especially dry cleaning! I sew only what I can wash at home. Thank you for your kind words, Sheila! 🙂

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