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« on: January 29, 2013 07:21:08 PM »



Making a test vest for the Ren Faire! I'm pretty happy with how this turned out; the pattern was very easy to follow, although I didn't follow it exactly; instead of sewing it right-sides together and then turning it out, I sewed them wrong-sides and added bias tape around the edges.

It's very much a costume vest, and didn't hold it's shape well, so I added boning to the front & side seams.



It only had five pieces, and although I'm not thrilled with how the shoulder straps like to turn out, that may be because of my general flat-chestedness...ess ess ess.



Aaaaaaaaand the back.



It's leftover upholstery fabric and cotton, with industrial zip ties for the boning. I had to go ask some nice old guy wearing a 'World's Best Grandpa' pin at Home Depot for it. He was nice, if a little bemused by my request.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013 08:08:01 PM »

Nice!  That's great fabric--I hope you plan on wearing it because it's very cute for a test run.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013 08:34:31 PM »

It turned out well. I love the fabric
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013 08:42:27 AM »

Thanks guys!

I'm glad you like the fabric; it reminds me so much of a couch we had when I was a kid. Grin I probably won't wear this one to the fair as I'm planning a brocade vest, but I may just wear this one for fun.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013 09:22:31 AM »

it looks like the vest I made for the ren fair I went to last summer.  I used Butterick 3906.  I had to add boning to mine too and take in the shoulders, and they still fell down.  How is the fit of that pattern?  I love the fabric you used.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013 06:14:58 PM »

Thanks! The shoulders stay up fine so far, I put laces in them so they can be adjusted. I also took it in at the seams to get the right fit.
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its 5 pieces ?
I hope i can make something like this.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2013 06:08:48 AM »

5 pieces, technically 10 because there's 2 of each, and the construction is really simple! If you follow the pattern instructions (which I didn't) you don't even have to bind the edges because you turn the seams inside.
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