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Bo Peep Vest

Added Sep 11, 2009

by ginasophia

New York, New Yo...






This was one of my most labor intensive projects which I complete in a couple of days last spring. I was inspired (once again) by the stylish dress book. It was a simple denim-like cropped navy vest with a racerback and covered in chiffon ruffles. I spent a ton of time learning how to do a rolled hem on my overlock machine and citting and gathering ruffles. I was super happy with the result, but it is was to quirky for me to wear in public. The one time I did I felt like a little lamb!

Material Notes

polyester chiffon (a nice pliable one)
stiff cotton



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    Jan 26, 2011, 07.32 PMby prettyfascinated

    It is so beautiful and romantic!

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    Jun 11, 2010, 04.54 PMby laurii

    I just found your creations and this vest is fab! :)

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    Dec 21, 2009, 05.48 PMby Laura Jane

    its really cuute x

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    Nov 21, 2009, 12.24 AMby loyl8

    WOW I LOVE IT!!! great job and super cute

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    Oct 11, 2009, 02.20 PMby idayanah

    This IS inspiration! I have looking at my same vest wondering how to liven it up! You hit this one on the head! I would soooooooooooooooooo rock this!

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    Sep 30, 2009, 05.47 AMby lauramae0805

    I would totally wear this

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    Sep 14, 2009, 12.38 PMby saxsilverain

    oh, i also have the book you meant, and was also planning on making the chiffon ruffles on my own (=not buy a ready-made ruffled fabric) :D this totally rocks, and i’d definitely wear it in public with long buttoned up shirt & leggings + boots!

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    Sep 13, 2009, 03.32 AMby seggle

    i would totally wear this in public

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    Sep 12, 2009, 06.31 PMby ginasophia

    thank you for all of your wonderful comments, you all have given me a wonderful push to take it out into the world!

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    Sep 12, 2009, 10.09 AMby naughtylittlepony

    Those ruffles are so beautiful! If you’re not gonna wear it then at least hang it up outside the wardrobe. It has to be seen.

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    Sep 12, 2009, 07.05 AMby sammy09

    wow, thats awesome :D i reckon it would look really good with a simple top and jeans

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    Sep 12, 2009, 06.13 AMby redviv

    I do that too – make things that I think are beautiful but never wear them cos they make me feel like I stand out too much! I usually end up giving them to people who don’t mind being a bit dramatic. I’m sure you’ll warm to it and be able to wear it without the farm animal factor.

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    Sep 12, 2009, 04.41 AMby allygally

    I love it, and I totally think you could wear it in public. Nice work!

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    Sep 12, 2009, 02.16 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    Better like a little lamb than like a black sheep:) No, seriously, it s interesting.

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