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Waistcoat with embroidery

Added Mar 25, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






I love to wear waistcoat and even on a dress I think it’s nice. I wanted to make this special and made embroidery on the one side. I have used overlock for the seams and I wanted seams to show as decoration. The small pockets are decoration as well, and the collar is a little special because it is just in front (not back). It’s based on pattern #2D Burda Easy Fashion 2008. The fabric is a polyester blend and similar to sports stretch and I have used satin for lining.

Material Notes

Poly blend and satin.




Garment Type
Preppy, Casual
Polyester, Satin

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    Mar 30, 2014, 04.17 AMby nrobson

    Great sewing, quite beautiful

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    Mar 29, 2014, 04.39 PMby velvetribbon

    It looks really good and nicely done. Love the embroidery details, the fabric and color. I want to make a waistcoat for a long time, I have the pattern on hand and already chosen the fabric but still waiting on the line to make it :) Have a lovely weekend :-)

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      Mar 31, 2014, 07.07 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That nice to hear Hana! You have so many lovely projects and I’m happy to see all the lovely garments you’re sewing! :) Enjoy your week dear friend!

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    Mar 29, 2014, 03.13 PMby Mokara

    I just love the different color topstitching and embroidery. I don’t usually think about these kinds of finishing touches, so thank you for the inspiration.

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      Mar 31, 2014, 07.05 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m Happy to hear that :-) Thank you very much dear Mokara!

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    Mar 27, 2014, 02.18 AMby rita61

    Great vest; you look awesome.

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      Mar 27, 2014, 09.43 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sweet Rita! ;)

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    Mar 26, 2014, 02.55 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Embroidery makes the vest exclusive and we can surely say – it’s Ellen’s brand :-)

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      Mar 26, 2014, 06.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so kind, Thank you very much dear Oksana!

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    Mar 26, 2014, 10.41 AMby Jelena Mitic

    Mmmm, love this one :)

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    Mar 26, 2014, 09.50 AMby alice9163

    Looks hip & chic

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    Mar 25, 2014, 08.55 PMby izbott

    You look good! What a handy pattern. The details really makes special. Nice job! :-)

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    Mar 25, 2014, 06.21 PMby slmnstyle

    Great job on your waistcoat! I love all the stitiching and the embroidery, very creative!

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      Mar 25, 2014, 09.30 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m glad to hear that :) Thank you very much for your lovely comments Stephanie!

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    Mar 25, 2014, 12.02 PMby Luz Kettle

    So lovely together with your red top. Great detail. Well done.

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    Mar 25, 2014, 12.00 PMby kisses

    Nice vest…like the embroidery

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    Mar 25, 2014, 10.37 AMby camis

    Very nice vest. All those details make it special.

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    Mar 25, 2014, 10.08 AMby liliv-1

    I love this embroidery! Super nice!

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      Mar 25, 2014, 02.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks very, very much sweet Liliv! :)

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    Mar 25, 2014, 07.52 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow ellen i love this!! Your first photo is stunning. The waistcoat is quite simply gorgeous . The embroidary is superb. Fabulous x♥

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      Mar 25, 2014, 02.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear! Thanks a lot dear friend! :)

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