Wait for Me Waistcoat (Louisa variation)

Added Jan 25, 2010

by Passiona Cottee

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Description

It was 105 degrees farenheit when this was created…
Behold! The Louisa (minus the full lining) in a nice light weight Italian linen blend

Burda’s vests (Franzi and, now, Louisa) are the perfect size for the fabric wholesaler remnants I save from the local community centre.

Two main varitations:
1) light facings instead of full lining, and
2) pintucked back instead of pleat
LIke the Louisa A, no lapel/collar.
(I’ll add full variation notes shortly… update: well, I wrote up the variations complete with pictures. But they look so long! I will work some more on shortening them down)

Material Notes

Black and white check and fine weave of black and white back contrast piece (that appears grey) all 72% Linen and 28% cotton from Italy; wooden buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Vest
Style
Casual, Classic, Preppy
Material
Cotton, Linen

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    Aug 29, 2012, 09.38 AMby lcsimpson

    I love this – its fits so well and looks great on you.

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    Aug 8, 2011, 01.44 PMby lsf-l

    I feel so stupid, but I’ve never done a vest before. Is anybody else having trouble piecing the louise together?

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      Aug 31, 2012, 09.31 PMby devoec

      YES! i am, have you figured it out? i’m getting very frustrated and angry at the pattern

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    Feb 26, 2010, 01.19 PMby sewbissy

    Thanks for your comment on my page! :) I love your vest—fits so well and so nicely made. I’ve been wanting to make one for a long time…

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      Feb 27, 2010, 11.16 AMby Passiona Cottee

      : ) … Maybe after you finish that gorgeous quilt!

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    Jan 25, 2010, 08.24 PMby julietta

    Cute vest with a perfect fit!

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      Jan 28, 2010, 05.39 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Thank you, Julietta!

      I saw your Franzi with the gorgeous ribbon back. The franzi is a great pattern. A difference in the Louisa is the curved lapel which gives the vest a softer line.

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    Jan 25, 2010, 01.44 AMby jeffrey

    wonderful

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      Jan 28, 2010, 05.34 AMby Passiona Cottee

      why, thank you….

      And congratulations on getting featured member project for your vest! I feel warm and cosy just looking at it.

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    Jan 25, 2010, 12.37 AMby sewobsessed

    This vest is so cute, I love the length that you made it. I also love the tie in the back adorable.

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      Jan 28, 2010, 05.42 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Hi sewobsessed,

      I love your use of colours in your very unique creations. You also have a great dress form!

      I am glad u like this waistcoat.
      :D

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