Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Simplicity - Vest The Second Time Around

After cutting my gaucho pants from the spongy polyester woven fabric from JoAnn's, I decided to make a vest from the remnant. Simplicity 2862 fit the bill.

This is the second time around. But this version, I was able to cut a facing as recommended by simplicity. The experience was pretty much the same as before. My dislike was with the choice of fabric, a spongy polyester stretch woven, from JoAnn's. At first sight I thought the color was beautiful and the hand was soft. It sewed like the devil though. lol There was a lot of stretch grain wise. And unlike the 100% wool used last time, I had to carefully sew this polyester because it stretched as I sewed it. I didn't think to use my Singer walking foot until I was nearly done with sewing it. When it came time to press, that was equally challenging. All in all I was able to produce the desired outcome. As before, I recommend this pattern. Next I'll try the View C (hat) and View E (purse).

More later...,


  1. Oh well, it looks good for casual styling.

  2. Wish I could wear purple. Your vest's adorable.

  3. It's a lovely vest. Sigrid mentioned using her walking foot for a stretch blouse fabric and it's definitely a good idea. I love the color, though you know how limited I am in the color department I have actually bought some purple knit for a top. Have a lovely Thanksgiving

  4. Love the colour! Beautiful vest (despite its polyester origins).

  5. The color is beautiful! Great job!

  6. Great vest and color! Well done!



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