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Vest of all

15 July 2007, 15:29

Simplicity 4951 is one of the first patterns I ever bought, and is by far the most frequently made out of all of the patterns I own. I made the jacket once (which is now happily worn by my mom), but it’s the camisole I come back to time and time again.

It’s a very simple design – a top piece with two joined triangles and a gathered underbust seam that you double (and since it’s lined if you’re small like me, there’s no need for a bra), a rectangular bottom front piece, and a taller rectangular back piece. Add some bias tape or ribbon straps, and you’ve got the perfect summer top in under an hour and under a meter.

These probably bring the total to about ten of these I’ve made, but I realised I never wrote about them before since they’re not terribly exciting. They’re the weekday meal of my sewing repotoire, but I find them absolutely essential for summer. And since I’m going on holiday next month (more about that later), I needed some easy travelling vests that I can just slip on and layer over without any fuss.

And it’s a nice way to use up some of my favourite prints that were languishing in my stash, too!

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  1. So cute!

    Stacy    Jul 15, 06:27 PM    #
  2. so sweet! I love the fabric. I look at your site all the time; thanks for the great sewing projects. I’d love to hear more about love on a houseboat!

    — deirdre    Jul 16, 02:23 AM    #
  3. I mean LIFE on a houseboat. LOL

    — deirdre    Jul 16, 09:25 PM    #

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