View Full Version : Design 20 Mike vest

11-21-2009, 07:36 PM
Size 92-128cm

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05-29-2010, 08:59 AM
The vest:

Mike Vest #20 otto 3/09

Faux pockets in the front, d-rings in the back and a stamp to tell the difference between the two. Dolphin for Jonah and guitar for Cai.

These vests were a lot of work! Linen on the outside, stretch twill (clearance!) for the lining. The instructions were okay but there were some mistakes. The ties for the d-ring were twice as long as they should be and the instructions for how to insert the front facing was wrong. I ended up finishing the raw edge and basting it to the front of the vest, wrong sides together and then sewing as if it wasn't there. It definitely makes the vest have a nicer, stiffer hang to it so I'm glad I didn't leave it out.

ETA: I wanted to mention that I graded all the seams (April1930s has a great tute about this on her blog I think). It really made a difference with how the outer shell laid with the lining. It takes a while but makes the garment look much better.

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