Saturday, January 15, 2011

A Much Needed Piece ( Butterick 5394 ) and Vogue 8356 For Me

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.


Gail said...

Great vest, and yes I agree that the softer line on the collar looks perfect. Love the fabric too. Hoping to buy something similar for a drapy coat when winter arrives here.

The Sewing Loft said...

Beautiful fabric and a beautiful vest. The softer collar does look best, I think.


Shannon said...

I really like both of your new garments. The vest is especially cute!

Lori said...

Two great new garments, the vest is so pretty and I like how you interfaced the collar. Great job on the cowl neck sweater. I will have to try you new and improved cowl, looks much better than the pattern.

Vicki said...

Both look very cosy!

Sharon said...

Beautiful garments and love the fabric in your vest.

gwensews said...

Both piecers are very pretty. I like the pin you placed on the gray top. Both are comfy and cozy looking and still remain stylish and feminine.

Irene said...

Wonderful vest! The tunic looks great, too. They both look so cozy and warm.

Anonymous said...

Very nice! The fabric is gorgeous and I love your cowl neck top.
Looking forward to your coat.