My bf's had a pair of pinstripe velvet trousers by Lip Service for a couple of years and this Christmas just gone I was completely stumped as to what to get him as a present, but suddenly I was struck by inspiration!
I have a large quantity of pinstripe velvet that I bought years ago for making some tailcoats (which I've still not got round to doing!) and I knew I probably had enough spare yardage to make something smallish......
and so my bf got a brand new waistcoat for his Christmas present;
The collar and the back is made from black duchess bridal satin, which was bought by mistake but actually worked quite well on the waistcoat.
You can't see the fob watch pocket in the photos but that's what he's stuck his thumb into on the second pic
When I was discussing the design with him I gave him a choice of three different closure designs for the front; a traditional button up, a more steampunk side closure using dog clips or the more industrial plastic clips and webbing, which is what he went for.
He absolutely loves it- he even wore whilst doing the washing up last night!
Thanks for looking.