I once believed that if you had seen one fog picture you had seen them all, and then, I found there was river fog, as you see in the picture, above,
and small town fog. I am looking forward to seeing beach fog soon.
This light blue, soft fabric expresses the fog fashion season. I have constructed a coat from the cheapest fleece I could find, and made it for a total of $12.00.
The nice thing about having a fashion show in this weather is that you do not have to use a fake fog machine.
The back belt or tab was made by twisting fabric and adding a button.
A generous ruffle cascades in the front, and there are no buttons in the front.
This was the pattern I used: 99cents at Walmart, designed for thin knits. I extended it to a long coat. To give it a "frustration rating" from zero to five, I would say that an inexperienced sewer would find it a five. It was fast to make, but had a quirky back neckline. The front is a long piece sewn around the back piece. I would not recommend it if you are not a confident sewer. I have done this type of thing before with a bolero jacket, so I was familiar with it.
Also, it is good to note that fleece is not always stretchy all ways, like knits. The kind I use only stretches form east to west, not north to south. I got the idea for these fleece coats (I've made a pink one, previously) from seeing what the manufacturers are doing with fleece in the sportswear catalogs. It is being made into jackets with hoods and many outdoor things, including gloves.
The sleeves have been made longer and altered quite a bit from the original pattern.
For those who do not live in a foggy climate, this is what it is like: it feels like a soft, moist air on your face, finer than the lightest sprinkling of rain and more gentle than mist.
With a wide headband, I made a fascinator-hat. It was done with a combination of sewing and hot glue.
I did not have the foggiest notion how to go about making the kind of hat I had in mind, so sewed a strip of fabric into graduated sized loops and twisted and glued them on to a wide headband.
I have altered the back band, to make it more comfortable,
and have made blueberry tea using frozen blueberries,
served with blueberry bread,
on a table cloth made of some of the leftover blue fleece fabric,
and have sprinkled the table with the violas that are peeking through the fog. They have a candy-like scent.