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.

 
Make nine challenge moodboard

Make nine challenge moodboard

Image via pinterest

Image via pinterest

 

liv vest

by csevenm

 

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.

 
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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.