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Holster Vest

Added Dec 20, 2009

by kelepso

Miami, Florida, ...






I was walking down the street one day to work and had a vision of how I wanted to looked for a holiday party I was going to. The ideas was to create a cool, sleek and modern leather holster (inspired by detectives) that could be used for casual wear (with a V-neck T-shirt) and/or formal evening wear (with classic white button down shirt). I’ve never created a pattern before, but was very ambitious. So I used a shirt I had sewed before as a template drew directly on trash paper (which is transparent) to create the design. Initially, I wanted a strap to go across my chest, but I thought it could be a bit much, so I eliminated it.

Holster Vest © 2009, Kenzie L. Perry, Kelepso Design Studio

Material Notes

Vinyl, 4 D rings




Garment Type

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    Dec 27, 2009, 03.35 PMby elguanche

    LOL my first impression was also a gun holster… anyway, great idea and great work :-)

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    Dec 26, 2009, 04.47 PMby Darren Nesbitt

    I think that is so amazing. I was trying to think of that for so long. Gun holster lol I forgot what it was called.

    This is so cool

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      Dec 27, 2009, 04.22 AMby kelepso

      Thank you.

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    Dec 21, 2009, 03.53 PMby sianysiany

    Very smooth… Just make sure people don’t think you’ve actually got a gun on you!!

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      Dec 21, 2009, 05.05 PMby kelepso

      My thoughts are exactly the same. :-)

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    Dec 20, 2009, 05.26 PMby ngronski

    interesting way to accessorize—focusing on a different part of the body than the traditional neck/waist/wrist areas…awesome!

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      Dec 20, 2009, 05.54 PMby kelepso

      Thank you

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