Saturday, November 24, 2012

S2633 Blue Paisley Vest

I've been so obsessed with pants since September that I've hardly sewn anything else, or actually thought about anything else.  But I did make a vest in October using this Simplicity pattern.

This vest has princess seams on the front & back-which gives it a nice fit.

The pattern also includes a shirt pattern that has a couple different neckline & sleeve options.

I used a purplish/blue paisley print flannel that I've had in my stash for a few years.  I always loved it, but it was such a small piece that I didn't know what to use it for.   I usually use a size 14 pattern for Simplicity tops, but I made this in a 16 since it looked pretty close fitting on the envelop.  I'm glad I went up a size because the 16 is a perfect fit.   The only thing I had trouble with was the ruffle collar.  I tried to line it, but it was just too bulky & I could not get it to lay right.  So I cut a new ruffle and hemmed it using my narrow hem foot - turned out pretty good.

I used a small scrap of white satin (also from stash) for the lining.

I added buttons to the "pocket" flaps.

Here's a couple close ups of the neck ruffle.

I like how it turned out; now just waiting for it to get cold enough to wear it.


  1. Looks great! And I think the ruffle falls much better than if it was lined. Love the fabric...

  2. That's terribly cute. I have that pattern, yet unmade. I actually bought the pattern for the interesting sleeve on the blouse.

  3. Great vest! What I focused on was the lining, just so lovely. The color looks wonderful on you as well. Enjoy!


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