Friday, October 23, 2015

One More Time

 The plan was to use only what I have in my stash...where have we heard that one before?
But in one of my visits to Joann's Fabrics, I fell in love with this fabric and it was on sale...you know the rest of the story.
I had the dots, an old Jennifer Sampou design which I have hoarded and used in many of my quilts. Now I get to wear it.
In this version I eliminated the back pleat, and placed the pattern back slightly on the bias to create an A-line shape with a nicer drape. This is just perfect now, after so many tries. No side vents needed, and plenty of ease.
To tart it up a bit, I added a contrasting breast pocket and lined the collar with the dots. The back neck has the patch and knot again.

 Next, I am going to use this pattern and of course alter it to fit my taste.


My inspiration comes from this vest by Holly Badgley...love that neckline.
Turquoise Dervish Vest:

6 comments:

  1. I love this one - it's my favorite but they are all great. Really love the Marcy Tilton pattern as well. You always inspire me, but I haven't been inspired to sew clothes for ages. I think this might be the exception. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. That black and white is stunning! It really turned out nice. It is fun to see what you are up to!

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  3. I'm excited to see what you do with this new pattern. I haven't sewn clothes in 40 years,but you might be inspiring me to try again. Julie

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  4. As a slim but mature lady I fear darts in ready made clothes - their points & my body don't play nice any more. Did you adjust the darts in this pattern?

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  5. As a slim but mature lady I fear darts in ready made clothes - their points & my body don't play nice any more. Did you adjust the darts in this pattern?

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