Today I am reminded that February is indeed a short month! I wanted to post finished photos of my M7912 vest, but I still have a few more steps to work out. Instead, I thought I would show you my progress so far:
Right off the bat, I really like this pattern! The shawl collar is so pretty, and I love the look of the pockets and the sleeveless vest option. Here is a reminder of the line drawing:
The fabric I used provides some weight to the design, and makes the vest seem more jacket-like. I am not sure of the content, only that there is a basket weave pattern on it. I got it from a wovens mystery box, and while I originally thought it would marry well with this pattern, I have found some of the areas around the facing and collar to have significant bulkiness in spite of cutting down the seams and grading them. Perhaps I should have left out the interfacing??
Anyhow, I will use what I have and make it all work! I am definitely leaping out of my comfort zone with this project. Within the past year I have been purposely choosing woven garments so that I could get more familiar with them. Since I have had trouble finding well-fitted woven garments in retail stores in the past, I have stayed away from them in my sewing. Dare I say I am beginning to grow a little love for woven items? I mean, I don't think it will surpass my dedication to knit fabric, but I am starting to see a place for all kinds of textiles.
My plan is to work through the weekend finishing up the hem, and making the tie belt--which I also scraped fabric together to make (whew). I am hoping it will all work out beautifully and I will be back early next week with photos for you.
See you soon!
Stay sew filled!