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Added Apr 26, 2010

by zickzack

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I used the franzi pattern to make this vest.
I started sewing it a long time ago but half way through I didn’t like it any more.
I’m still not sure if I’m the vest type of person, but when I saw it matched the lace dress I was sewing I got encouraged again and finished it.
It’s reversible and I didn’t add any buttons because I wouldn’t close it anyway.
I’m sure I’ll find something else to sew on the buttons my mother brough home for me from Paris – something I like a bit more than the vest.

(dress posted two projects before this one)




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    Apr 10, 2012, 06.46 PMby kelerabeus

    like! cute piece, looks really sweet with that dress.

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    Aug 25, 2010, 09.30 AMby silvermink

    Such lovley pictures! artsy.

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    Jun 18, 2010, 01.35 PMby gonnange

    loooove the outfit – and the photos are gorgeous!

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    Jun 14, 2010, 05.24 AMby hannnc

    I really love this vest and it works perfectly with your dress too! If only i could make everything that i want to..

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      Jun 14, 2010, 05.27 AMby hannnc

      wait. you’re playing on railway tracks! have you not learnt anything from movies! get off them and don’t get your foot caught!

    • Birds_large

      Jun 27, 2010, 03.41 PMby zickzack

      : )

      Fortunately they are not used any more, but the new railway tracks are not far away. Every time I could hear an approaching train I got a bit frightened even though I knew I was not really in danger.. haha

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    May 26, 2010, 12.25 AMby ajk96

    I like it – I think the vest & dress look great together! I love your photos – on all your projects, the photos always look so great!

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    May 20, 2010, 01.29 AMby sewobsessed

    I love the vest and I love the combination of the vest and the dress. What makes the look so fresh is that a few years ago people only wore vests with sleeves under it – now a vest is brand new worn over sleeveless! Love the look and also love the photo creativity.

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    May 11, 2010, 01.03 AMby Leah Spatula


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    Apr 29, 2010, 07.28 AMby lizah

    it looks great with that dress!!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 09.13 PMby sarsaparilla

    Your vest looks great! I made a Franzi & wasn’t really happy with the outcome, like lots of others :( I might try making another one soon…

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      Apr 30, 2010, 12.05 AMby zickzack

      Thank you!
      What is it you didn’t like about your Franzi?
      The positive thing is that you alredy know what didn’t look or fit like you wanted, so you know what to change!

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      Apr 30, 2010, 02.33 AMby sarsaparilla

      Very true :) The arm holes and the front panels aren’t quite the right shape for me, but luckily that’s all very easy to alter!

      I’ll definitely try another Franzi soon using some lighter fabric, even though I really don’t need another vest – I wear them all the time!

    • Birds_large

      May 4, 2010, 03.24 PMby zickzack

      I didn’t like the arm holes either, they were really tight, so I changed them a little.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 01.22 PMby nikkishell

    LIKE! I think it’s lovely :)

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      Apr 30, 2010, 12.00 AMby zickzack

      I’ll try to wear it several times, maybe I’ll get used to wearing a vest. I really wasn’t sure if it looked good or not, so getting feedback is really helpful, thanks!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 11.01 AMby blythee

    I also used the franzi pattern but didn’t like the outcome. Yours looks pretty because the fabrics go well together!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 06.46 AMby Brumby Ramsay

    I really like the two together, and agree with aisther the photo setting itself is just gorgeous

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    Apr 28, 2010, 12.39 AMby aisther

    It’s really nice :) it goes so well with the dress, not to mention the photo’s add to the whimsy :D love it!

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      Apr 29, 2010, 11.54 PMby zickzack

      Thanks! Happy to hear you like both, the vest-dress combination and the photos : )

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    Apr 28, 2010, 12.28 AMby thehouseofhearts

    I’m not a vest person either but seeing you wear this is making me think otherwise. Love the dress you are wearing as well, nice job lady!

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      Apr 29, 2010, 11.53 PMby zickzack

      Thank you! Maybe I just need to get used to wearing a vest. Fortunately it doesn’t require a lot of fabric, so it’s worth a try.

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    Apr 27, 2010, 10.28 PMby pink-cornelia

    i like it, nice job. and your dress is soo pretty.

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      Apr 29, 2010, 11.50 PMby zickzack

      : ) !

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