When I saw the 30-minute jacket I thought "oh neat!" And when I saw that they say it can be made reversible with either lining or double sided fabric, I figured it would be a wonderful use for the double-sided high-performance windblock fleece that's been sitting in the bottom part of the china cabinet that my stash lives in.
I think it actually took longer than half an hour. It probably would have been easier if I had a free arm-machine-- it was rather difficult to manipulate on the bed of my machine. It also took me a little while to figure out how the fabric should go together to make it reversible-- sides facing the same way, not right sides together. It was still pretty easy to make. I decided not to cut the fabric lengthwise, because I'd prefer it as a longer coat-- really, I like cloaks. It's very cloak-like this way. However.. on my dress form, it looks like a no-sew project, like I just draped the fabric over my form and that was it. I think it looks a bit better actually on me, but it's still.. I dunno. Doesn't quite feel like a "real" project. It's not bad or anything, I'm sure I'll wear it, and it *was* a decent use for the double sided fleece.. It just doesn't look like much of a sewing project. Don't get me wrong, it's a good quick jacket, and would probably be more displayable if I could photograph it on me. But I'm still feeling a bit disappointed.