Mixt and Matched Waistcoat

Added Oct 15, 2010

by integerclub

London, United K...

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Description

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

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Unisex
Garment Type
Vest
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Geek, Other, Preppy, Vintage
Material
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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