Remember the wool blazer I turned in to a vest that I wore to Grandma’s 100th birthday bash?
Even though Muffin challenged me to make a vest… I decided to get a little creative (after getting an idea from this “Thread banger” tutorial) 😀 It’s a 2 minute video, just watch it.
I made a cape from the bottom scrap of the blazer I cut off (from the pockets down, basically). Per the tutorial, I pinned pleats in the scrap.
The pockets got in the way, so I only pleated the very back… and a little bit in the front of the scrap:
I had to sew it down, obviously 🙂
Our Janome 8900 went through it like butter 🙂
I trimmed off any extra fabric to make the seam allowances nice and clean. And for my next trick which I did NOT blatantly copy from the tutorial, I sewed a button on to the cape. It’s gotta be able to stay on the vest, right? The tutorial recommended snaps, but I didn’t have any so… button it is!
No pics, but I sewed this button on to the LINING side of the cape and I sewed a buttonhole on the nape of the neck of the vest. Get it?
And this was the outcome:
Woke up Saturday morning to a bouquet of flowers from my mom and dad 🙂 How nice!
Notice a couple things missing from our living room?? We sold off most our furniture. It’s time for a different configuration for the new floor plan… we’re pairing down. Although, we should probably put that money into our new “medical expense” file instead… hmm.
On the upside, this will bring in many an exciting Home Edition refashions 🙂 Stay tuned.
So what do you think? Which way do you like it better?