Any vest ideas?

ruthie50November 22, 2009

Looking for ideas to make vests to extend my wardrobe. I've searched here and also googled but did not find anything that "grabbed" me. I prefer applque and or simple piecing ideas.


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We have made vests by piecing the material, cutting the pattern out of that material and then sewing the vest. We have quilted some. The thing is by choicing a calico pattern and solid colors you can make a vest that goes with just about anything.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2009 at 4:10PM
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Just recommended this site to another member.
LOL not affiliated..

Go below the video screen has 64 tutorials on many subjects.
#42 is by Amy Barickman, some unique vests and suggestions.

Here is a link that might be useful: #42 Easy Sihoulette Wardrobe

    Bookmark   November 23, 2009 at 6:33PM
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Thanks, ladies, for your inspiration. Lizzie, because of your suggestion, I remembered a paper piecing project that has laid unfinished. I have enough to make a vest. I started laying them out last night. Patti ohio, I got lost watching the videos and have all sorts of inspiration. I think I have figured out how to use some beautiful (but non-washable) samples to make removable flowers for a vest! Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2009 at 7:20AM
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ruthie I found a great vest this weekend at the Goodwill store.. it is made from fleece and is reversable.. white on one side and blue on the other.. with blue trim.. and loop button holes white buttons on one side and blue on the other.. it is nice and warm and fits nice.. love it.. got it for about $2.00 with my discount...

    Bookmark   December 7, 2009 at 7:42PM
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