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.

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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.

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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.

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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™‚

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

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

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

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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.

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I LOVE my new house!!!

…have I mentioned that, yet?

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