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Moschino ♥ Jamie McLeod: reversible Franzi vest

Added Sep 10, 2009

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland






so i found this cute Moschino fabric like a year ago, and though it was quite “pricey” for my pocket (which is still WAAAAY cheaper than a ready-to-wear piece from the brand, of course), i decided that i just HAVE to get it anyway, just 0,75m will do. it’s an original Moschino fabric, how can i NOT get it??

for almost a year, the fabric’s just sitting up there, along with the rest of the fabrics i couldn’t resist to buy…

and then some months ago, i found another fabric, with prints of Jamie McLeod’s photography. it looked so cool, that, again, i just decided to get it.

2 weeks ago, i suddenly saw them both and an idea just clicked: they’re both around the same amount, same width, same length….why not make something reversible out of these 2 fabrics? and since i only have 0,75m of those, i need to make something small.

a vest it is.

this is my first time trying to make a reversible piece of clothing, and i actually learned the “reversible” seam effect from the pattern of the nursery-rhyme jacket i just made.

other than that seam, i also figured out to sew the buttons on both sides (inner & outer), so no matter which “side” i’m wearing, i can still button up the vest.

the original Franzi pattern has a lining, latch at the back, flaps on the front, etc. strip all that extra stuffs, and this is what you get :) on, and instead of sewing the lapels, i put snap buttons, so i can decide whether to fold them or let them be straight.

this vest is perfect for me who has double personality: cutie-stuffs lover & dark-stuffs lover ;)

Material Notes

0,75m of 2 cotton fabrics, 8 buttons, 4 tiny snap buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Geek, Preppy, Punk


Jamie McLeod

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    Apr 12, 2010, 05.47 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

    I love it!!! :-)

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    Nov 16, 2009, 09.56 PMby jess3151

    this vest is soooo cool!!

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    Sep 12, 2009, 03.08 AMby lala86

    wooow this is a double great garment..! I love both sides and I really want to buy some moschino fabric right now.. too bad they don’t sell moschino here..

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      Sep 12, 2009, 04.21 PMby saxsilverain

      aw…hope there’ll be Moschino fabrics at your place someday in the near future then! would love to see what you’ll make of them! :)

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    Sep 11, 2009, 04.24 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Super creative idea, you turned one classic pattern into something very modern and eye catching ! Good job:)

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    Sep 11, 2009, 02.41 AMby sammy09

    when i say you pictures, i mean your pictures :)

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    Sep 11, 2009, 02.40 AMby sammy09

    the fabric is awesome! and i really like this vest..you pictures are really quirky as well :D

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      Sep 11, 2009, 11.34 AMby saxsilverain

      oh, double thanks for the compliments! :)
      i looove the print on both fabrics so much ♥

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