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« on: October 08, 2013 09:01:23 PM »

(Sorry in advance for the terrible pictures, my camera seems to be on the fritz at the moment  Undecided)
Anyways, onto the project!



I am currently working on a steampunk costume for Halloween/Conventions (look for a post on my full costume on the Clothing board soon Cheesy) , and I decided that all good steampunk people need a either a vest or a coat. Well, since I think a coat is beyond my sewing abilities, I decided to go for the vest.



I started out with a fairly large decorative bed pillow case that I got from the thrift store. One side is a stretchy velour type fabric and the other is a satin type fabric that raveled like crazy. Since I don't have my sewing machine at school with me, I tried to keep as many seams in the pilllowcase as possible to make less sewing for myself XD.
In the end the only seams I was really able to keep were the two that formed the part under the arms.
I winged most of the pattern after looking over a few tutorials.  The buttons are cheap plastic ones from Walmart that I painted gold XD
(Also as a side note, the fabric on both sides are different shades of deep burgundy, but that color obviously didn't show up in the pics Sad)

Thanks for looking! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013 06:22:55 AM »

cool idea! you did a great job.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2013 09:42:11 AM »

Wow! You hand sewed this?? You really transformed that old pillowcase into something that looks luxurious!
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013 06:25:22 AM »

I never would have guessed that this vest started out its life as a pillowcase. Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013 07:21:10 AM »

Very creative! I never would have thought to do this with a pillowcase! Great work!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013 12:44:57 PM »

I'm so glad y'all liked it Cheesy

Yes, LimeRiot, it's hand-sewed down to the buttonholes XD (at least I learned a new crafting skill when sewing this project since I didn't know how to sew buttonholes)
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