Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A Manly Faux Shearling Vest
It's November already and I decided to make the guy who worries about me and has taken care of me all these months one of his favorite things -- a vest. He likes the fleece vests I've sewn for him from the pattern in the first Polarfleece Pizzazz book that Great Copy patterns published in 1995 with lots of basic pullover tops, this vest, hats, gloves and scarves. He didn't like that high collar on the fleece vests so I shortened it to about and inch and a half. He didn't want any collar on this one but wanted pockets and liked the fuzzy side showing. BTW that fuzzy stuff is all over my sewing room and me and him. I have enough of this left to make an eShrug - two shoulder seams and no zipper, then I'll clean up my sewing room.
It took me only a couple hours to cut out the front and back, overlap the 1/4" seam allowances on shoulders and side seams - edge stitched and then top stitched with a 4.0 stitch length. I just edge stittched all around. He wears a size small in that vest. Pretty easy sewing. He's very happy with his latest vest.