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6166 Misses' and Men's Vest
Misses' and men's lined vests have adjustable back. Double-breasted men's vest A, B, C has front buttons, mock welts and optional shawl collar. Misses' vest in two lengths D, E, F has single button and shawl collar.
I chose a 12 - 16 and graded it similar to my own bodice block.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't follow the instructions, except for the shawl collar -- it was pretty easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved that it was a shawl vest --- super easy to put together (but I had my difficulties -- because of the thick fabric!)
Pendleton Wool Fabric I bought in scraps from Pendleton Woolen Mills Outlet in Portland
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None -- But i did some serious working with this thick blanket weight wool to make it look like the Pendleton Vest I didn't buy last year (and was really pricey). Easy pattern but I see now how coats are difficult! And, the stripes, with the heavy duty fabric were extremely tough to line up. I also added two inches to the length since I have a long body. Finally, I think I probably overfitted it!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Definitely, I am making J. (my SO) another men's vest as soon as I do some stash-busting.
Easy, fun, perfect.
(Should) be quick -- if the fabric is right.
More detailed exasperating information on my blog, see Pam's Blog Entry, PammieandthePs.