Added Feb 14, 2011
I’ve been looking to buy a vest that’s fitted but has a bit of flair for casual wear. The trends these days for vest are either super poofy, minimalist or formal. So when I saw this designer vogue pattern, I just had to make it.
It’s fully lined, lightweight wool material. There are a lot of cuts to this pattern as you can see, so a lightweight material is required. The pattern is true to size and I made very little modifications. The only thing I did was to make the waist more fitted. I think the original pattern assumes that the belt is there to make it fitted so the vest itself is semi-fit. I wanted the vest to look finished even without the belt. However, despite this, I realized that the design is very incomplete without the belt.
The godets in the back looked very odd and long at first, but after ironing multiple times and hanging the vest for a while, now I think they are the elements that really add flair to the vest. That and the collar. If I were to make any modifications, I would take out the godets and make the vest shorter to create a more fitted vest. Other than that, I love the cut, I love that there are pockets, and I love the versatility. I could wear this to work AND for going out.
lightweight wool, polyester lining
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