Last summer we went to visit my family who have a cottage on a remote island off the coast of North-Western Norway.

Holmen

This is a place where summer is defined not by temperature, but by availability (the island is more or less unavailable during the winter months because of weather), so bringing some practical garments was essential.

I don´t have a lot of hiking gear, and especially not any me-made. I don´t like to wear synthetic fabric, so I knew I wanted a jacket made of wool fleece. Stoff & Stil has the perfect fabric for it, and I actually bought the fabric six months before I made the jacket. The pattern I used is a Swedish vintage Stil pattern number 4183, and with its sleeve darts and zipper closing, it was perfect for this project.

 

stil 4183, vintage pattern

The jacket came together quickly, and the only change I made was to lower the back hem, to make it even more warm and cosy. The only thing I still haven´t added is pockets. I am supposed to add some zippered pockets, but haven´t even bought the zippers yet. Oh well. EDIT: I now actually have bought the zippers for the pockets, so maybe there is still hope…

Hem-on-fleece-jacket

All in all a satisfactory make that I am happy I finally made!

6 Comments

  1. Sarah on 07/05/2014 at 16:03

    Solvi! I love it! It looks so cozy and warm and it’s PINK – my favourite colour 🙂

    • Sølvi on 09/06/2014 at 11:57

      Thank you! I knew you´d love the color – we need more pink in the world! 🙂

  2. Kirsty on 11/05/2014 at 00:30

    What a perfect jacket. That last photo of you in the yellow tights is just sooo cool. Great outfit.

    • Sølvi on 09/06/2014 at 11:56

      Thanks – I am rather obsessed with the color combination yellow and pink at the moment. 🙂

  3. Debbie on 19/05/2014 at 21:20

    I love the jacket – such a great colour. The island looks fascinating. And I like your colour sense so much in the last picture 🙂 x

    • Sølvi on 09/06/2014 at 11:55

      Thank you so much . It´s a wonderful place, unfortunately I don´t to go there very often. But it´s so peaceful and lovely!

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