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Floral Franzi

Added Aug 26, 2008

by nuiwida23

Portland, Maine,...






I had some random scraps of unwanted fabric from a slipcover my aunt made, and was in the mood for making a vest! The pattern is perfect for that kind of thing, because the pieces are small and easy to fit in. Since the fabric is kind of a thick denim type, lining wasn’t necessary. The inside is beautifully finished with the use of a serger, special thanks to my auntie Dana! I did change the neckline so that it didn’t include the flap. Otherwise, I kept true to the pattern.




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Auntie Dana

Stephen Wells Photography

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    Jan 12, 2012, 03.19 AMby mwelland

    The floral makes it so girly! Nice job. I’ve been wanting to make a vest for work, but I always feel so masculine in them! Thanks for the feminine inspiration!

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    Mar 31, 2010, 11.33 AMby Lisette O

    I really like your version of this pattern. All the other ones are so dark and office-wear looking, but this makes me think of weddings and Molly Ringwald and spring and other fun things.

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      Mar 31, 2010, 01.26 PMby nuiwida23

      Thank you! I love it when I can change a pattern’s look just with fabric…also, it makes me think of Molly Ringwald too!

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    Oct 1, 2008, 04.06 AMby kess

    i LOVE the choice of fabric. i never would have thought to use this kind of fabric for the franzi but it turned out beautifully! i might try a version of it myself :)

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    Sep 16, 2008, 10.17 AMby lulu-1

    Gorgeous…the whole outfit is lovely, with the addition of the pearls especially. I also adore your curls! ;) I am 17 also but very much a novice – thank you for the inspiration!

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    Aug 31, 2008, 09.10 PMby antigone

    So very pretty! You always look like a fairytale!

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    Aug 28, 2008, 10.32 AMby the-gilded-bee

    Elegant. Great job/unique. Fabulous photos as usual ;)

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    Aug 27, 2008, 01.59 PMby blueyedqt

    This fabric choice makes the vest so pretty and feminine :D Wonderful job! :D

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    Aug 27, 2008, 08.00 AMby rushig

    wow you certainly disproved my idea of the franzi being suited for only dull fabric. It’s so gorgeous

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    Aug 27, 2008, 06.57 AMby fashion1

    really great job again! I think of make the franzi vest again, but like you with a thinner fabric.

    @polychromatin: I think it’s not shortend. my vest end near the waist, too.

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    Aug 27, 2008, 02.18 AMby polychromatin

    Wow, looks again great. I never thought of a patterned fabric for the franzi vest, but it looks good! You did shorten the vest, didn’t you? I’m making a Franzi vest right now, too :)

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    Aug 27, 2008, 12.01 AMby ghainskom

    to be honest, I wasn’t that interested in Franzi but your creation makes me reconsider. You accessorise it well too. Very feminine, well done!

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    Aug 26, 2008, 08.18 PMby curlyxrt

    Very cute – such a feminine version on the Franzi! I love it :O)

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