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Sarah Has A Franzi!

Added Feb 13, 2009

by sarsaparilla

Brisbane, Australia






I had fun making this vest. I designed my own vest a while back, but I haven’t yet created a wearable version. Immediately when I saw the Franzi on BurdaStyle, i decided to give it a go – a sort of ‘practice’ before having a go at my own design. I used this polished cotton drill my grandmother gave me a while back. I made the exterior of the vest about a year and a half ago, and it sat there festering until a month ago when I bought this beautiful floral fabric to line it (it was a remnant, so it only cost $1). The buttons I scavenged from my button box. I especially like the cute flower button on the pocket. I’m on the lookout for buttons that might suit the front a little better. I double stitched all seams, which I think really made it look less handmade.

Unfortunately it’s too tight around my arms. If I’m feeling bored one day, I might unpick it and fix it up.

Material Notes

black polished cotton drill; cotton floral; 4 brown buttons; 1 flower button; 1 d-ring for the back tie




Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy, Punk


BurdaStyle for the pattern, and me, I guess!

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    Jul 15, 2009, 07.40 PMby hannnc

    i love your vest! the lining is so cute. i want to make this one day… i hate having a lack of time!

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    Jul 7, 2009, 12.50 AMby emilysparrow

    ooooh, how cute! when i get better at sewing i’m definetely going to try on of these.

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    Feb 17, 2009, 01.04 PMby lyndi

    hi there – love your Franzi:) what size did you use? i can’t seem to get it right:(

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    Feb 17, 2009, 12.41 PMby hellokatie

    I love this! The lining looks gorgeous aswell :)

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    Feb 14, 2009, 05.22 AMby polychromatin

    Great! I love the lining and the button :) Makes me wanna do a Franzi again :)

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