Shoebutton Vest

Added May 10, 2013

by Katie Parent

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Description

This was one of my first sewing projects in years. The pattern is Simplicity 4079. I modified it a tiny bit so that the sides are lining fabric and the back and front are patterned, to keep the flower-patterned fabric from being too overwhelming. There are a lot of pieces to this pattern, but it was very fun to make a fully lined vest—turning it right side out is like magic. I topstitched around the edges to make sure they stayed flat and nice.

I wanted to use some antique shoe buttons that I inherited from my grandmother, and I wasn’t so sure about making buttonholes on my ancient Singer. So I opted out for the time being and sewed on loops made of cord. Maybe I will add buttonholes someday…

Material Notes

The fabric is cotton from Joann’s “Little Lisette” collection 2011, with an inexpensive blue lining, also from Joann.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Vest
Style
Casual, Ethnic, Steampunk, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    May 16, 2013, 06.27 AMby galaxies

    I ordered this pattern because of your pic… :)

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    May 14, 2013, 02.00 AMby galaxies

    Adorable!!

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      May 19, 2013, 02.10 PMby Katie Parent

      Thanks! Enjoy the pattern!

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