|*Edited 12/28/13* |
Updated for black version:
Sorry, I have no idea why the thumbnail is sideways. The link above should work though.
For this version, I removed the pockets and taped the top and bottom pieces together so there was only one piece for each front and back. In the brown version, there is a seam that runs around the vest where the pockets are.
I LOVE this vest... I guess I am a furry vest gal after all.
I finally got around to shortening this vest a couple of weeks ago. It hadn't been worn once since I made it because I felt like it was a weird, furry, brown labcoat vest.
I chopped off about 6 inches from the bottom, hemmed it up and have worn it a couple of times already! It's really, really warm and great for the weather we've been having.
Here is the shortened version:
I was in hancocks the other day and bought this same fabric in black to make another one.
Pattern Description: Longish vest with pockets on the front
Pattern Sizing: I made a straight up 38, but I should have made the next size up for the hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, as much as you can tell from the magazine picture.
Were the instructions easy to follow? ehh, this is burda. I'm not sure I added all the seam allowances that I was supposed to. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to add them to the front or not. I forgot on the real fabric, but remembered to on the lining. I think I should have.
I also only sort of followed their directions. They have you sew the fashion fabric, but not the side seams, then sew the lining together at the shoulders. Sew the facings together with the lining, then stitch together at neck and arms and turn. then they have you do some things with the facing that I think I screwed up because I didn't have the seam allowances. Then sew the lining and vest side seams in one continuous seam. They have you hand stitch the remainder of the facing and the hem.
I more or less followed that, but I flipped it inside out to sew the bottom hem, left a little opening and turned. I also just turned under the front facing with the lining and top stitched. It's probably not exactly what they intended, but it works.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I bought this faux fur as a 1 yd remnant from Joanns over the summer with the intent of making a vest once fall got here. I wanted a easy style, and I liked the pockets on this.
Fabric Used: faux fur from Joanns, brown jersey pockets.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I raised the pocket seam, and the back seam by a couple of inches before I cut it out. I wasn't sure if I would like the length on me, and thought that I might end up shortening, so I moved them up so that I could shorten it without the pockets in the say.
I'm STILL not sure what I like...if I like it at all.
Here it is long:
2nd front view
And here it is shorter. I measured and the back length is about 23 inches. It's just pinned right now.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably will not sew it again, but I would recommend it if someone wants a vest pattern with pockets.
Conclusion: I'm not really sure what to do with this one. It's just pinned up right now. Opinions?? Long, short or Goodwill???