|Posted on November 2, 2012 at 2:25 PM|
This is a very short lined vest with a V neck, pocket flaps and a back belt. Made in a subtle colored rose print, it is femine but not over the top.
This vest pattern has some nice details, including a bust dart in the princess seams. The pattern used was "Franzi" by Burda style.
I am testing this pattern for an upcoming project (gray suit). The concern was that the vest would be shorter than I wanted. I made the garment from a remnant of fabric (leftover from my Aunt's home decor project). I had the perfect lining for it, cream with gold leaves.
I used fusible interfacing on all the fashion fabric pieces to give it a more tailored look. Gold tone thread was used for the top stitching and to sew the buttons on.
Because this was a trial run with leftover material, I did not have my wordrobe in mind when making it. I had to find things in the closet to model it with. I could not resist trying a "white on white" look. I also did a proper shirt with long sleeves. The cuffs and collar with the V neck is very classic.
The vest is short, but in the end it does look good with a jacket, which was the point in the first place.
As a note: The photo with the Franzi pattern shows a pocket welt on the upper left side of the vest. I saw no pattern piece or directions for this welt. I was going to "make" my own, but I did not do it right away and after the sewing was started it just never happened.