I like to wear neutrals. They co-ordinate, no one remembers them, and they tend to elegance rather than stridency (although are always at risk of dowdiness). Despite this, I have a weakness for bright colours - mostly buying them rather than sewing them! Here is an outbreak from my ancient stash in my least flattering garment category - exercise sports wear, and in thick polar fleece. Might as well be hung for a sheep while I am displaying my backyard clothes ;).
Jalie 2795, hoodless, shortened at sleeve and hem band and taken in at the waist. Next time I will make a square shoulder adjustment. I have added a contrast facing at the front opening, as the exposed inner zip looks messy to me on the previous garment when worn open.
For a polar fleece jacket, this has a reasonable shape, and looks quite okay in all zipper stages.
I added a machine embroidery detail to distract from the nightmarish topstitching.
I do not like it as much as my son's robot alien. Perhaps machine embroidery on polar fleece looks better if you are 8 years old. Seeing as I am often acting like an 8 year old in the back yard I guess this does not matter very much.
I have also added a zip fastened inner pocket so I can carry a key if I wear this out of the back yard.
My other alterations were to use a double ended zip - due solely to having to order in lots of 3 zips, and to use the constrast lining fabric (cotton lycra knit from a RTW garment I chopped up) for the weltish pockets. As this fabric is a lot more thin than the polar fleece, I wrapped it around a single thickness of the polar fleece before attaching the welts to the jacket front panels.
Unfortunately for my chiffon plans, these photos have revealed to me that I am in desperate need of new jeans. More backyard clothes coming up.