I used a very basic fleece jacket pattern but left off the sleeves and bound the armholes. I also added side seam pockets. The vest is soft and warm and apparently serving its purpose well since my husband has worn it every day since he opened his gift.
If I pan out, you can see we are never wanting for company in our house! You can also see by the missing baseboard that we are never wanting for house projects, either...
Pattern: BurdaStyle 1-2010-126.
Berber Fleece: Mill End Textiles. 1.5 yards at about $2.80 a yard.
2 way jacket zipper: Cleaner's Supply.