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I made this waistcoat for my boyfriend to wear at Ascot 2011. This double-breasted style was quite expensive in the shops and only a small choice of colours, so I bit the bullet and tried it myself.

This pattern is essentially Vogue 7488 however I lengthened it 1 1/2 inches at the waist, added extra buttons as it didn’t fit as closely to the chest as he would have liked. I found the instructions incredibly difficult to follow so was very glad I made a toile! I definitely recommend practising the peaked lapels – the help I received from the Burda Style discussion forum on this was invaluable!