Added Oct 15, 2010
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!
duvet, curtains, old jacket and some interfacing
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