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Mixt and Matched Waistcoat

Added Oct 15, 2010

by integerclub

London, United K...






The inspiration came from a sequinned waistcoat I picked up at a nameless shop last Christmas. Silver sequins are great for Christmas parties, but not so friendly on the eyes for day to day wear. So, I laid it on the floor, got some tissue paper and did some tracing (and guesswork).

The fabric – good ol’ op-shops, of course! That shiny peachy fabric was a fantastic pair of curtains – not too sure it’s obvious here, but there’s a kind of woodgrain pattern imprinted onto it. It was backed with weird white rubbery material (blockout curtains, I’m guessing), so lining was a necessity.
That’s where the black-and-white houndstooth fabric came in. Originally a (I’m guessing) 1980s duvet cover, it got cut up to become the lining and lapels. Finally, the gusset pieces – brown corduroy – were cut out from an old jacket that was found lying in a park. Put them all together and there you have it – a shiny new waistcoat!

Material Notes

duvet, curtains, old jacket and some interfacing




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Geek, Other, Preppy, Vintage
Corduroy, Cotton, Blends, Other

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    Oct 19, 2010, 11.54 PMby olystyrene

    Nicey nicey waistcoat! You just can’t go wrong with houndstooth!

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      Oct 20, 2010, 11.22 AMby integerclub

      Yeah, and I’ve still got heaps of it left – it’s great buying old duvets to cut up!

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    Oct 16, 2010, 10.21 AMby nookie

    love the mix of fabrics and style of waistcoat. very cool

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