Your Favorite Jacket Can Become a Vest
At a recent sewing retreat my assistant, Sandy Miller had on a great vest. As we were walking to class I asked her, “Whose vest pattern is that?”
“Yours! It’s ‘Anything But Ordinary’ without the sleeves.”
The jacket on the left is a great Japanese cotton border print (sorry, the fabric is no longer available). The fabric has multi colored leaves along one selvage and polka dots at the other selvage. I had to purchase extra fabric to place the print exactly where I wanted it, but it left quite a bit of irregular shapes stacked up in my someday-I’ll-do-something-with-this stash.’ The only way I could make the ‘Anything But Ordinary’ vest was to piece all the small shapes together. I rotary cut them at right angles and just kept sewing until I had sections large enough for the left and right front, the back, collar and the yet…
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