Catherine’s Copycat

Though I am no longer employed at my former Job #2, I still visit my past coworkers from time to time. I really enjoyed working with clothes (imagine that) and a lot of my inspiration comes from the items I used to sell there. One item in particular was this lovely draped vest. We got a new print/version every season and I fell in love with it every time.


I’m a fan of this flowy look…most “pear” shaped women are πŸ™‚ I was just waiting for the right fabric to try and copy it.

Meet the right fabric

Minnie is modeling this one because it’s quite see through… which makes it all the more perfect for a drapy vesty thingy. But seriously. This fabric rocks my world.

I began by unpicking the seam at the waistband. This separated the top and bottom half of the dress. I’d only need the bottom to make my vest.

IMG_3299Then, yes, I got the same old boring stupid pattern that I always use for everything…


I ironed out the material, then folded it in half lengthwise. This gave me just enough for my front and back panels. I cut them out and then assembled it my way because I never follow instructions πŸ™‚

I used my Janome Serger for the side and shoulder seams.

I rolled hemmed everything else on our Horizon 15000 machine πŸ™‚


A copycat is born! And no disrespect intended… but mine only cost .99 cents πŸ™‚





I wore this to church Sunday morning Β and I made Hubs capture these photos. It was too gorgeous not to πŸ™‚ I did have to go in to work later. No problem. I just took off the vest and I was all set for the dress code.


I LOVE my new house!!!

…have I mentioned that, yet?

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