Simply the VestMarch 28, 2017 / byPeter Lappin / Categories : Feeds
Readers, there is a certain kind of man who looks really good in a vest.
Alas, I am not that man.
That said, last week in my menswear patternmaking class at FIT we drafted a men's vest from scratch. Our assignment, due tomorrow, was to sew up the vest using muslin for the front (and front facings) and cotton shirting for the back and inside lining.
Since we didn't really get into the details of the breast pocket beyond drafting the welt, we are to simply draw the welt on the left front of the vest.
I finished my vest today. It isn't my size but then, not being a vest person, I wouldn't wear it anyway. Still, I'm happy with it.
Front (sans drawn-on welt):
Regardless, I am happy to have -- if not quite conquered the vest, at least to have gotten the hang of the basic construction.
Hey, at least I can say I did my vest (he he).
Have a great day, everybody!
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