Fleece blankets are cheap and there is lots of colourful ones out there, I got myself a couple of new books by Nancy Cornwell the queen of fleece.
I decided to make a revisable fleece gillet from her book 90 Minute Fleece
There is a full multi sized tissue pattern for the gillet that comes with the book, I re-traced the parts in the size I wanted onto dressmakers paper, this way I keep the original pattern in all sizes.
I chose lilac and grey and cut out the parts
The inner and outer were sewen up and stitched together, I also stitched out some leaf shapes onto the front panels
I trimmed all the edges with pinking shears, the beauty of working with fleece it doesn't need hemming you can leave raw edges, I also cut out the top layer of fleece in the leaf shapes, (reverse cut away applique)
The reverse side just shows the stitching of the leaves.
I think it took bit longer than 90 minuets but now I have the pattern cut out it wont so long to do.
I could make 1 gillet from one fleece blanket in the same colour inside and out, so it works out very cost effective.