liv day vest project...
There are so many discarded garments in the world, ever since I started darning holes in my old favorite clothes instead of just throwing them out, I thought it would be useful to up-cycle some of the old pieces I rarely wear but still own…
I stumbled across a sewing challenge a few moths ago on Instagram and decided on a selection of nine items I wanted to put into action this year. My nine were an oversized silk shirt, navy linen bed set, a pinafore dress, a piped silk pillowcase (to go with the bed set), a winter cape, a pencil skirt, to fix my old summer wedges, a classic summer dress, but first on the list was a slim fitting long placket summer vest, something I have been coveting for a very long time now.
Starting with an old lyocel summer vest, which I love the shape of but never quite got to grips with the shape of the boxy neckline, I pulled it out of storage and gave it a quick wash. I found an image on pinterest a long time ago, which is how the skinny placket vest obsession began for inspiration, I practiced cutting into and constructing a placket on some scrap fabric, as it had been a while since I had done something like this and I didn’t want to ruin the vest.
I pulled some printed and plain trim fabric from my box of scraps, and cut some buttons of an old dress I made to add a little interest to the placket opening.
I am pleased to no longer be looking for that one elusive perfect white vest, that is just the right fit with all of the right details, I spent nothing and I like my old-new vest so much I’m thinking of re-fashion another old vest I have stopped wearing.