Added Oct 26, 2009

By burdastyle

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The Louisa vest is an adorable separate to add to your necessities rack. We made ours in navy corduroy & leather and are in love. A simple layering piece with princess seams you can dress up or down- any time of the year.

Material Notes

Corduroy, leather, leather covered buttons




Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Punk, Rock
Corduroy, Leather/Fur



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    Nov 3, 2009, 08.42 PMby raroofus

    can we get a plus size version? a well endowed woman (you know in the chest area) i dont think could wear this. i would need at least one more size for this. i know trying to resize myself doesnt always work. please?? i think other people would agree it would help to have a plus size version. doesnt everyone want cute clothes? and be able to make them too?

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    Nov 1, 2009, 10.23 AMby alekat

    is it just me or is there no instructions to download? how am i supposed to know how to put this together! Burdastyle help! =(

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    Oct 30, 2009, 01.45 PMby hnolde

    Haha I misread the line “favorites rack” as well and almost died laughing!!

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    Oct 29, 2009, 11.04 PMby malou10

    comme c’est jolie votre veste

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    Oct 29, 2009, 09.45 PMby Juliana Mateus

    the vest is nice but, I want those SHOES!


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    Oct 28, 2009, 11.38 PMby lpatrick99

    I like the vest but had to dig around to see what sizes it came in. How about putting the size range in the description of the vest?

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    Oct 28, 2009, 10.35 PMby nutmeg1

    Super cute!

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    Oct 28, 2009, 10.29 PMby dianne207

    adorable indeed! ;-)

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    Oct 28, 2009, 01.41 PMby staticstasy

    Is there going to be a pattern for those pants?

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    Oct 28, 2009, 02.57 AMby arete999

    Good job BS! I love your choice of the fabrics! Corduroy & leather are perfect match!

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    Oct 27, 2009, 01.04 PMby lenarrrd

    Crazy stuff, I think BurdaStyle are reading my mind too as I was wanting to make a vest! Not sure if I’ll go for this pattern or the Franzi though, because the vest I had in mind would mean alterations to the pattern either way! Great to see Monday projects back though :)

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    Oct 27, 2009, 12.53 PMby skwarynia

    Yes it’s very cute but… Well the vests have to show curves, and be fitted. And this vest isn’t so. Sorry but I think that the vesy should FIT the body shape, and show it off. In this case the vest is just hovering… :|

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      Oct 27, 2009, 01.02 PMby lenarrrd

      I agree! In the first picture it looks really good, but then you look at the others… I hope it’s a case of the model was maybe a little smaller than the size made?

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      Oct 27, 2009, 09.29 PMby alisondahl

      The model was a bit smaller than the size of the vest, hence it looking a bit loose. The princess seams and belt in the back will help you achieve those form fitting lines you desire!

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      Oct 28, 2009, 07.20 AMby skwarynia

      Thanks, I’m sure the vest will look great on a bigger size:) But the photos are a bit misleading

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    Oct 27, 2009, 12.03 PMby sallyleigh

    LOVE IT!

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    Oct 27, 2009, 10.37 AMby abucketfulofheather

    I’m loving the return of proper Monday patterns, and this waistcoat is so awesome! I was kind of over them but the fabric choice is really cool. Modern and yet a bit steampunk – what more could you want? I love you guys, Burdastyle.

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    Oct 27, 2009, 04.26 AMby sandrasews

    I think BurdaStyle is reading my mind. First the leggings, then the flowy cardigan and now this vest! Everything I’ve been wanting to make for my wardrobe! Thank you.

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    Oct 27, 2009, 02.09 AMby allygally

    Haha, I misread the headline to say, “for your favorite rack” not “your favorites rack”! Cute vest.

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    Oct 27, 2009, 02.08 AMby uzbekistan

    It’s very similar to the Franzi vest. And I agree with ed2122 that $4 for a basic vest is a bit expensive. But other than that, I think it’s really cute.

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    Oct 27, 2009, 01.45 AMby ed2122

    This is a cute basic vest. I really like the way you guys made it in corduroy and leather! Very nice. I do have to say, though, that I wish you guys would at least make basic patterns like this one cost a little less. I think $2 would be a fair price – BurdaStyle used to have a lot more patterns for around $2, and for something basic, I think that’s reasonable. Just my two cents!

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