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Simplicity: 3539 (sleeveless dress) - Type:Vests    printable version
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Reviewed by:Marie-Claude
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Posted on:11/4/13 8:18 AM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 3539 by Marie-Claude

Simplicity: 3539 by Marie-Claude  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 3539
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Pattern Description:
Misses & Miss Petite Pants, Dress, Mini Dress or Tunic, Belt, Jacket & Vest.

I made the vest (view E).

Pattern Sizing:
8-24. I cut a size 16.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, very much so.

Front and Back views.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, this is a very easy pattern, with clear instructions and illustrations, especially for the lining, which is always a bit tricky.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I bought a white shirt and I was looking for something to wear with, for variation. I went looking for vests in stores, but I couldn't find anything I liked. That style was pretty popular in the 90's when I was a teenager. Memories! The 90's are back in fashion, so I thought - why not make one? I found this pattern in my stash and went for it.

Fabric Used:
Some cotton (or is it even linen?) woven. It's been in my stash for several years. The flower print and the texture really remind me of the vests I used to wear in the 90s! The lining is a dark green Bemberg.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No changes, no alterations.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might sew it again, if I need another vest. It's a quick and easy project that can be whipped up in an afternoon.

Conclusion:
The 90s are slowly coming back in fashion, this is a great little vest pattern for the nostalgics
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mssewcrazy said...
Love the vest and seeing it over the white shirt. May have this pattern lurking here not sure,never even noticed the vest.
11/5/13 6:31 AM
Chempac said...
Nice looking vest!
11/8/13 9:31 PM
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