Added Oct 6, 2007
This is item #2 in my Working Wardrobe- a brown herringbone vest and pants set, lined in burgundy satin (remnants from my Leopard Trench). The vest is made from a pattern from LAST month’s issue (SEPT. 2007 (earlier had said Oct 2007, but was mistaken, I think)) of La Mia Boutique (downsized and slightly modified), and the pants are made from a Schnittvision pattern. If you’re really short, sewing presents a few extra challenges, but the upside is that this whole outfit required just slightly more than 1.5 meters of fabric. I had never made fly front pant s before, and after trying a few instructions I found online (Schnittvision instructions just say “make fly front”) and not getting the results I wanted, I looked at a pair of jeans and just reverse engineered it. It looks fine and seems to work ok, but I must have done something wrong, because I ended up not using one of the pattern pieces :) I can’t wait until Jj’s design contest blouse pattern comes online so I can wear it with this!
brown herringbone tweed wool and polyester blend, leftover burgundy satin lining
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