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Wait for Me Waistcoat (Louisa variation)

Added Jan 25, 2010

by Passiona Cottee

Sydney (Inner We...






It was 105 degrees farenheit when this was created…
Behold! The Louisa (minus the full lining) in a nice light weight Italian linen blend

Burda’s vests (Franzi and, now, Louisa) are the perfect size for the fabric wholesaler remnants I save from the local community centre.

Two main varitations:
1) light facings instead of full lining, and
2) pintucked back instead of pleat
LIke the Louisa A, no lapel/collar.
(I’ll add full variation notes shortly… update: well, I wrote up the variations complete with pictures. But they look so long! I will work some more on shortening them down)

Material Notes

Black and white check and fine weave of black and white back contrast piece (that appears grey) all 72% Linen and 28% cotton from Italy; wooden buttons



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Preppy
Cotton, Linen



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    Aug 29, 2012, 09.38 AMby lcsimpson

    I love this – its fits so well and looks great on you.

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    Aug 8, 2011, 01.44 PMby lsf-l

    I feel so stupid, but I’ve never done a vest before. Is anybody else having trouble piecing the louise together?

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      Aug 31, 2012, 09.31 PMby devoec

      YES! i am, have you figured it out? i’m getting very frustrated and angry at the pattern

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    Feb 26, 2010, 01.19 PMby sewbissy

    Thanks for your comment on my page! :) I love your vest—fits so well and so nicely made. I’ve been wanting to make one for a long time…

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      Feb 27, 2010, 11.16 AMby Passiona Cottee

      : ) … Maybe after you finish that gorgeous quilt!

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    Jan 25, 2010, 08.24 PMby julietta

    Cute vest with a perfect fit!

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      Jan 28, 2010, 05.39 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Thank you, Julietta!

      I saw your Franzi with the gorgeous ribbon back. The franzi is a great pattern. A difference in the Louisa is the curved lapel which gives the vest a softer line.

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    Jan 25, 2010, 01.44 AMby jeffrey


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      Jan 28, 2010, 05.34 AMby Passiona Cottee

      why, thank you….

      And congratulations on getting featured member project for your vest! I feel warm and cosy just looking at it.

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    Jan 25, 2010, 12.37 AMby sewobsessed

    This vest is so cute, I love the length that you made it. I also love the tie in the back adorable.

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      Jan 28, 2010, 05.42 AMby Passiona Cottee

      Hi sewobsessed,

      I love your use of colours in your very unique creations. You also have a great dress form!

      I am glad u like this waistcoat.

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