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Vested Interest Vest

Added Feb 18, 2011

by leahfranqui

Philadelphia, Pe...






I love vests. So when I had some extra fabric from my Purple Sweetheart Winter Skirt I decided that a vest would be an easy project to make. Well, it wasn’t exactly easy, or fast, but it was fun, and now I have a cute slightly asymmetrical purple tweed vest. I’m sure it will come in handy for all of my hipster events.

This vest is fully lined (which was an adventure) and has bound buttonholes (another adventure) because my old and simplistic Brother doesn’t do buttonholes. So I end up doing a more complicated thing by accident, using at least three tutorials. Sigh. Struggle. I’m quite proud of this, however, because for my first fully lined bound buttonhole garment, I think it turned out fairly well! I like this pattern, but did anyone else have trouble with the front edged that are supposed to just fall open at an angle? I had to hand sew the edges to the vest body, and it still wont really stay open perfectly.

Read more about this vest here, on my blog! http://strugglesewsastraightseam.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/quite-the-investment-vest/

Material Notes

Wool Tweed from Jomar!



Related Techniques


Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Preppy

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    Feb 23, 2011, 10.06 PMby leahfranqui

    Ah, I don’t know! I was thinking about it….but the skirt is so poofy and the waistline is the fun part and it would be covered by the vest….

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    Feb 23, 2011, 01.45 PMby Lisette O

    Cute vest! Are you going to wear it with the skirt? I love skirt/vest sets.

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