I couldn’t wait. Vogue 1132 vest

I was so excited about how the 18th century peplum jacket turned out that I ran out and bought Vogue pattern 1132. It has a jacket with tapered ruffle in the back. I decided on  making the vest with some houndstooth fabric bought recently  and green mystery fabric that was purchased back in my university days at a department sale we had. The armholes were self-finished with a rolled hem  and I used a hook and eye as the closure.

Don’t worry, I’m getting rid of that old fabric stash little by little with my sewing experiments. My choices back then were pretty scary.

I didn't make any alterations to the pattern this time. I traced it and went straight to cutting

I didn’t make any alterations to the pattern this time. I traced it and went straight to cutting

lining the contoured back piece was a snap. Just sewed 4 layers together at once.

lining the contoured back piece was a snap. Just sewed 4 layers together at once.

The back was fully pieced and lined in just 3 seams

The back was fully pieced and lined in just 3 seams

I used the same lining technique where the fashion fabric and lining are layered and sewn together in one seam. Still loving it although I did run into some issues with the front facing. The collar needs to be sandwiched in first, duh Melvenea.

All done

All done. I skipped the button and added a hook and eye closure. Too cheap to buy a button this time.

All in all it was a successfully project. Still debating whether I need a matching skirt. We’ll see. I actually wore it with black pants and a tee and got compliments. It feels good to finally be making things I can wear. The ultimate compliment was having someone ask me to make one for her. I think I will!

Peplum vest I wore it!

Peplum vest I wore it!

Peplum vest front

Peplum vest front

Peplum vest back

Peplum vest back

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