Sunday, May 25, 2008

Burda WOF Waistcoat – Done!

The waistcoat is finished!

I ended up not using the back belt, it just did not work for me.
When attaching the lining I took Cidell's
http://missceliespants.blogspot.com/2008/05/i-sewed-myself-into-corner.html into account and followed her advice on lining a sleeveless garment.
On a different note, I had a little help from my DD who did some handsewing and measuring for me :)

My overall conclusion about this pattern – it is drafted beautifully and allows for a number of modifications, including an easy change of the lapel shape. If I find the right fabric, I will nake it again with the armhole frills.
I am keeping this pattern and maybe will use it as a starting point for drafting a regular waistcoat (without peplum), if I ever need one.

12 comments:

Erica B. said...

I love the waistcoat! The fit is impeccable!

AllisonC said...

I love the waistcoat too, you look fabulous in it. this pattern is moving up my must sew for summer list.

cidell said...

Umm. that's pretty fantastic and the fit is amazing. You're going to make my go back to the drawing board.

Marita said...

Eli, you're guaranteed to make everything so well, it looks very good and DD is ADORABLE!!!

peacockchic said...

Wow!! I love the fabric and pattern combination. Having it without frills makes it looks like a totally different waistcoat. So now there is an excuse to make more than one :O)

Love it

Alexandra said...

It looks great! It's completely different without the shoulder ruffles!

Kloth & Bolt said...

So cute! I love how it came out, perfect fit and very in fashion! -kb

Claire said...

Stunning! You look wonderful and the fit is spot on!

Christina said...

Wow! The fit is perfect. I love the fabric you chose - the pinstripes are so classic.

Glad to see that DD is already showing an interest in sewing!

Geri said...

OH I think it looks extremely stylish and the pinstripes are just perfect. navy is perfect. now I am thinking of making one myself...
and what did you end up using the measurements of your sweet help for?

thesewingdivas said...

Fantastic waistcoat, the fit is superb.

Els

Lashell said...

great waistcoat. I might have to rethink my no vest stance