I want to make a few quick pieces this week because Wednesday ( my big sewing day ), I'm going to start a long coat.( Butterick 5295 ).I'll be keeping you posted on my progress on my other blog.
I'm always cold and so I decided to take advantage of the vest's recent popularity.I bought this gorgeous brown and gold lurex sweater knit at C&M Textiles in Ottawa a while back and it was perfect for Butterick 5394.
I've been loving View B and the vest was quite easy to make.I only had a meter of fabric but it was 72" wide.
Here it is paired with a silk and gold lurex turtle neck sweater.
The only change I made was to the pockets which I dressed up by gathering the top.
The knit isn't substantial enough to hold the collar up although I interfaced it with light fusible knit. But I like the collar like this.
...or like this
This is a really comfortable ,cozy vest and I'm already loving having it in my wardrobe.Here, I'm wearing it with my Marci Tilton skirt made last winter.
A few more pics here.
I also made Vogue 8597 View B in a polyester sweater knit in a charcoal heather colour.I decided on a tunic length to wear with narrow (but not quite leggings) pants that I've just cut out.
A view of the improved cowl .
That's all I've got for now. And yes I am feeling much better.
I hope you had time to sew this weekend. Have a great week.