Madden's Pirate Vest

Added Jun 17, 2010

by kcladwig007

Mc Kinney, Texas...

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Description

My son is working as a lifeguard at a boyscout camp and once a week the lifeguards are required to dress up as pirates. He asked me if I could come up with a pirate costume for him. I started with an old vest pattern (McCall’s 7817) I had made for my husband. The fun part was that I used leftover drapery fabric, leftover quilt binding, and old buttons so it cost me nothing. I did not line or face the vest because it hot and it’s a costume. Using the quilt binding seems to provide the structure that a facing would give. I reinforced behind the buttonholes and buttons with interfacing. I cut the seam allowance off the vest because I was binding it. I am not happy with buttonhole placement. They are too far in. I am still trying to figure out how my buttonholer works.

Material Notes

I used leftover cotton chintz drapery fabric. It is burgundy and gold and has a chinoiserie theme. The binding is gold cotton batik with burgundy specks. I have a friend who gives me all her leftover quilt binding and my intention is to use it on clothing as much as possible.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Men
Garment Type
Vest
Material
Cotton, Other

Credits

McCall's 7817

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    Jun 18, 2010, 06.27 AMby elguanche

    Well done! And because of the binding, you don’t notice the mistake with the buttonholes. :D

    Have you sewn the binding by hand???? What a woooooork

    I love the fabric!

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