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Ascot Waistcoat

Added Jun 30, 2011

by kr147

London, United K...






I made this waistcoat for my boyfriend to wear at Ascot 2011. This double-breasted style was quite expensive in the shops and only a small choice of colours, so I bit the bullet and tried it myself.

This pattern is essentially Vogue 7488 however I lengthened it 1 1/2 inches at the waist, added extra buttons as it didn’t fit as closely to the chest as he would have liked. I found the instructions incredibly difficult to follow so was very glad I made a toile! I definitely recommend practising the peaked lapels – the help I received from the Burda Style discussion forum on this was invaluable!

Material Notes

Linen twill with a satin lining and back and wooden buttons. I used fusible interfacing rather than the recommended sew-in but it I were to do it again I may revert to the sew-in since the amount of handling this gets in handling meant it seperated from the interfacing and I re-ironed it and spray starched it to avoid the bubbly look.




Garment Type
Classic, Preppy, Victorian, Vintage
Linen, Satin

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    Dec 9, 2012, 12.17 AMby Robert Falls

    Very nice. Its nice to see that someone has already completed this very same pattern that I’m working on. I to have started out by making a toile.

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    Jul 2, 2011, 08.42 PMby kr147

    Thank you for the kind posts! Yes after the toile I was worried it would look raggy because of all the handling, so when doing the real thing I was fastidious about washing my hands regularly whilst I worked and only laying it down carefully and flat.

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    Jul 1, 2011, 02.29 AMby wildflower31

    wow, speechless

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    Jun 30, 2011, 08.37 PMby scorpioncheri

    wow !!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 08.01 PMby anneecharri

    looks amazing!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 04.00 PMby Sally Kramer

    This looks fantastic. I always worry when doing formal wear that the end product will look sloppy. Yours looks pristine. Well done. Your young man looks very handsome in his vest.

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