Blue Jacquard Vest

Mood Fabrics' Knit Jacquard vest - Simplicity 1499 with black ponte trim

The temperatures here have been so mild, which is nothing to complain about at all.  The above normal temperatures call for a garment perfect for the nice weather.  A new vest using Simplicity 1499  and the perfect match, Mood Fabrics’ Italian Cobalt Blue Paisley Jacquard.  This knit is just a bit heavier and full of texture.   These two fabric features made it a good choice for my vest.

 

Mood Fabrics' knit jacquard in a vest for fall

 

I used some black ponte in my stash to trim my vest but Mood Fabrics has several black pontes.   One thing with the pattern (yes, made it before) the armholes are low and it seems wider right under the armholes.  I raised the armhole and  slimmed the pattern from below the bust to armhole.

 

Mood Fabrics' knit jacquard using Simplicity 1499

I didn’t have a zipper long enough, so I used a shorter one in my stash.  I think it looks just fine.

I did want to line this vest and felt like a flannel would add some stability to the knit (and a bit of warmth).  I love this buffalo check in the colors of the vest, notice I did not match the checks, fabric and time limitations.

vest inside

 

Here are the pockets and front zipper.  With the ponte trim, I sew it on the front, turn it and bind the edge.  I use several pins to hold the ponte binding in place and then stitch in the ditch.  Final step is to trim the ponte close to the stitching.

 

Back of the vest

 

Mood Fabrics' Knit Jacquard vest - back of vest

 

A close up of the collar, which both sides are the knit fabric.

 

Mood Fabrics' jacquard knit vest

 

The forecast says at least a week of great weather,  so I will be wearing this vest so much!

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Comments


  • Faye Lewis
    November 27, 2017

    I love your vest Lori. You picked the perfect fabric for it too!

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    • Lori
      November 30, 2017

      Thank you, Faye, I loved the fabric online and it was a perfect weight for a vest.

      Reply
  • Patty
    November 28, 2017

    Fabulous!….and I love the lining 😀

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    • Lori
      November 30, 2017

      Thanks, Patty, it worked out so nicely with the fabric and lining.

      Reply
  • Amanda S.
    November 28, 2017

    That’s super cute!!!

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  • Karen
    November 28, 2017

    I’ve made several vests this season as I find they’re the perfect weight. Your vest is perfection.

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    • Lori
      November 30, 2017

      Thanks, Karen and you are so right, vests seem to be the perfect weight for fall.

      Reply
  • sarah gunn
    November 29, 2017

    Lori ~
    This is the cutest vest ever! It’s so creatively constructed and the colors are smashing 😀

    Reply
    • Lori
      November 30, 2017

      Thank you, Sarah, I really had fun making it.

      Reply

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