Added Sep 10, 2009
so i found this cute Moschino fabric like a year ago, and though it was quite “pricey” for my pocket (which is still WAAAAY cheaper than a ready-to-wear piece from the brand, of course), i decided that i just HAVE to get it anyway, just 0,75m will do. it’s an original Moschino fabric, how can i NOT get it??
for almost a year, the fabric’s just sitting up there, along with the rest of the fabrics i couldn’t resist to buy…
and then some months ago, i found another fabric, with prints of Jamie McLeod’s photography. it looked so cool, that, again, i just decided to get it.
2 weeks ago, i suddenly saw them both and an idea just clicked: they’re both around the same amount, same width, same length….why not make something reversible out of these 2 fabrics? and since i only have 0,75m of those, i need to make something small.
a vest it is.
this is my first time trying to make a reversible piece of clothing, and i actually learned the “reversible” seam effect from the pattern of the nursery-rhyme jacket i just made.
other than that seam, i also figured out to sew the buttons on both sides (inner & outer), so no matter which “side” i’m wearing, i can still button up the vest.
the original Franzi pattern has a lining, latch at the back, flaps on the front, etc. strip all that extra stuffs, and this is what you get :) on, and instead of sewing the lapels, i put snap buttons, so i can decide whether to fold them or let them be straight.
this vest is perfect for me who has double personality: cutie-stuffs lover & dark-stuffs lover ;)
0,75m of 2 cotton fabrics, 8 buttons, 4 tiny snap buttons
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