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sweetpea001
« on: June 15, 2008 04:21:08 PM »

My brother requested a gray wool vest for his birthday.  The original plan was to knit and felt a vest, but the prospect of knitting yards and yards of dark gray stockinette in February was making me want to die and there was no way I was going to finish it by his birthday, so I decided to go the sewing route.

I bought some really nice wool felted fabric.  The pattern I used was Burda 8186. It was the first time I've sewn clothing using a pattern (aside from a really simple A-line skirt) since I was in sewing class when I was 8.  I'm INCREDIBLY proud of it.  

I don't get to post photos yet, so here's a link:

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008 05:52:47 PM »

that's really nice-looking.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008 05:53:47 PM »

i like the lining also. but the design and layout of it is nicely done. good job ^^
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008 09:03:28 PM »

Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2008 05:32:01 AM »

really nice! good job
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008 06:33:55 AM »

Thanks Guys!
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Kaitlinnegan
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008 04:10:28 PM »

Very cool vest!  Your topstitching looks very nice and straight.  I bet he is proud to wear it. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2008 12:23:13 AM »

That looks really nice. It's hard to believe that's one of the first patterns you've made. I really like the lining too, no one will see it but it gives it an extra special touch. I'm sure he'll love it. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2008 01:00:36 AM »

That vest completely owns the one I made my brother, haha. It looks great, and the lining is amazing.
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missbutton
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2008 07:05:16 AM »

I love the vest.  The lining is especially awesome.

I want one for me!
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