Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vest 1 for Mike D - Simplicity 2870


Like I said, I finished the first vest for Mike D on Saturday night. The final fitting went well on Sunday afternoon. Mike D is a happy camper. I'm glad.

Review - Vest 1

Pattern Description: Men's lined vest with pocket variations.

Pattern Sizing: 34 to 52. I had to scale the pattern up to size 58.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I had to make a few adjustments based on sizing.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy. I didn't like the instructions for the welt pockets. I followed Debbie Cook's method. Everything else was pretty easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like this pattern. It was one of five that I showed to Mike as possible choices for a vest. This is the one he selected. No dislikes.


Fabric Used: I purchased a very nice wool gabardine from Vogue Fabrics. polyester lining and interfacing are from my stash.



Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Several alterations were made. See previous post. No design changes. This Project Runway pattern offers a lot of variations for mixing and matching pockets, tabs and collars.

Pictures are wonderful. After the final fitting, I looked at the front and back photos and noticed that the back can be taken in just a little more. Not a big deal, but it's something that I noticed and will make that suggestions to Mike next time around.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. Mike would like a red vest. And yes I do recommend it to others. Once you have the sizing and fitting down pat, this is a simple pattern to follow with great results.

Conclusion: This is a great pattern to try.

22 comments:

  1. You did a great job! The fit is perfect!

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  2. This turned out well. I love that it's a little different than a "traditional" vest with the pockets on one side. I'd love to see the red one you makek.

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  3. What a terrific vest. The fit is really spot on.

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  4. Ficou muito bom, elegante e belo, parabens a você e tenho certesa que ele quererá mais peças agora.

    Abraços

    Eilane - Brasil

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  5. Great looking vest. The pocket placement is unique.

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  6. THis is brilliant! Mike looks fantastic and your pockets are perfect.

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  7. Very professional, looks great on him.

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  8. Great vest! Aren't big guys fun to sew for? (ha ha) All the pieces are SO huge. Love all the pockets.

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  9. You did a terric job. Perfect fit

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  10. Very nice looking vest! I love the pocket variations.

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  11. Wow! this looks really great! fantastic!

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  12. Very snazzy! I'm impressed by people who sew for men. It can be a bit intimidating. You did a great job, as always.

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  13. You always manage to impress me! Please share with me your secret to stretch your time that way, perhaps you should consider changing jobs and sewing full time, you were born to sew!

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  14. You've done it again. He sure looks sharp! Aren't you glad Mr. Mike pushed you to accept the challenge? I'm amazed at the perfection. It looks so spectacular on him. Great job, Cennetta!

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  15. He looks fantastic in his new vest! Well done!

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  16. You did a really nice job with this vest. Hope we get to see a picture of the red one too if you make it!

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  17. Now that is a fabulous vest. Yes, a red one would be in order!

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  18. What a superb fit! He definitely needs another one in red.

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  19. Awesome job Lady! You've managed to broaden your sewing spectrum as well (as if we didn't there was anything you couldn't sew!) There's no stopping you (smile)!

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  20. Handsome vest and it fits him perfectly.

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