I get to wear this jacket for about 1 month a year! It does get a lot of comments from strangers, always nice ones, thankfully.
It is made from a plain sweatshirt, christmas fabric was ironed onto the front centre using fusible interfacing and then I followed the pattern roughly up the centre cutting it open. A lot of satin stitching later, round all the edges and it was finished. Of course, it doesn’t fasten at all but it does look cute!
The back has an embroidered lily, not really Christmassy but in the right colours, see photo. Details of the embroidery can be found in the Embroidery section of this blog.
In the background you can just see a Noel Wallhanging – I made this years ago when I lived in Southern California from a kit I purchased there. It’s full of sequins which reflect the xmas tree lights and looks lovely. Every year I think I’ll put it somewhere else (I do try not to be too predictable) but it really needs the lights winking off it to look good.