Easy long vest pattern

I got a little crazy with this one.  I've been into vests for quite some time now, but wanted something a little more interesting than my basic long open sweater vests.

I picked up Simplicity 2188 a while back when Simplicity was a $0.99 on sale at JoAnn.  It's not the cutest pattern, at first glance, but I liked the vest it contained--shown in a lightweight white for summer.


I had some weird tannish-blackish suiting sitting around, only a yard or so, so I turned it into the mysterious, open summery vest.  I'm thinking fall/early winter for this, 'cuz it's not warm or anything!


I had a lining that matched very closely.  And I interfaced the collar, understitched all the way, etc.  It was sort of like a mini-tailoring project!  A very simple one, of course.


Stay tuned next week--I have a How to Wear DIY post planned, and I'd love your ideas on how to wear this funky thing, too!

9 comments

  1. Well done, this looks fab and very neat! I'd wear cream chiffon loose blouse, skinny jeans and high ankle boots with it :-) xx

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  2. love the color/fabric! can't wait to see what you wear with it (i love Wag Doll's suggestion).

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  3. I love those collar/neckline on waistcoats and jackets! Your's looks fab and the lining is a good match for colour :)

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  4. Beautiful job! I love the color of the fabric, which is a safe color for fall and winter, I bet it will have a lot of wear this season

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  5. Thanks! Yeah, it is a nice color/tone, actually, just sort of unusual.

    Great outfit idea!

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  6. Very cute! Simplicity 2556 is a cute collection of vests too. I plan on making a few

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    I Would pair it with a white tank, a long necklace, and short skirt ;)

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  8. Anonymous12/05/2011

    Love this funky vest. I'd do a black scoop neck, long sleeved jersey, jeans, with brown leather belt, high boots in brown, teal to turqoise or a funky shade of blue scarf or statement necklace, bracelet and earrings, and matching bag. WOW

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