This was another project from my finishing list that just need a few last details to get it done. I simply had to hand sew the lining closed on the inside and secure the slider at the back.
I was pretty excited to take this class. I don’t usually like vests, but the idea of a one that was tailored to my size was very appealing. We also learned how to ‘clean finish’ the vest, which means that the entire thing is lined, but there are no visible seams. This is one of those sewing mysteries that gives you that ‘aha!’ moment when you learn it. Very satisfying.
I had made a tailored pencil skirt a while back and had some leftover plaid wool from that. I decided to make the vest to match, so that I would have a little set. For the lining and the back, I used a pink floral Lecien fabric that seems to go perfectly with the plaid. Instead of buttons, I actually used pink pearl snaps. the workroom recently acquired an industrial snap press which I couldn’t resist using for this project.
I love the final result. The vest fits like a glove and goes perfectly with my pencil skirt. Now I’ve got a ‘business lady’ outfit for any future ‘serious’ meetings (about fabric? craft fairs?) I may need to attend.