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Custom Asymmetrical Men's Vest

Added Dec 23, 2014

by metropolitan...

Atlanta , Georgi...






My Brother Is the designer of this vest. I helped him make it a reality by doing the pattern drafting and construction.I must admit, I wasn’t too excited about it because I knew it would take a lot of work. Since my brother rarely asks me to make anything, I had to oblige. I felt humbled that he trusted that I could do it.
My brother decided to pick out his own fabrics. Well… he picked a STRETCH velvet and a silver lame jacquard paisley fabric. I cringed, but I ended up interfacing the velvet and it stabilized it quite well and the lame was a good complement to the velvet.
The cut is made up of asymmetrical concave curves that I traced on the muslin. I added double welted pockets at the waist and a single welt upper left pocket. The buttons are clear acrylic fashion buttons which add a bit of sparkle. The lining is a poly lining.
I have to add that my brother is a musician, so the drama in this vest is on point.
It took about 4 days total between fittings and pattern revisions and the final look, but I love the result.
It screams Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas everyone!
*ignore my clutter :)




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Other, Polyester, Velvet



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    Dec 29, 2014, 07.01 PMby JoeT72

    Fantastic waistcoat, I love the fabric choice, just the sort of thing I would go for:-)

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      Jan 4, 2015, 02.55 PMby metropolitanfrock

      Thanks so much Joe. I’ll let my brother know that his design skills are well appreciated. :)

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    Dec 24, 2014, 05.20 PMby Mary Athey

    This looks great on your brother and the photos show of the work you put into this, merry Xmas to you x

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      Dec 25, 2014, 04.51 PMby metropolitanfrock

      Thank you Mary! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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