Tuesday, July 28, 2020
A Linen In-vest-ment
This week I picked up some lovely linen on sale, and I immediately prepped it so that I could cut out McCalls 7600, a vest pattern from 1995 😉
I like vests, waistcoats & the like, but patterns for these kinds of things are often from the 90s, the last time they were really popular. Good thing I have so many old patterns in my stash!
I thought that this was an interesting version, with some different details. My linen-rayon blend isn't quite as drapey as the cover image for View A, but otherwise looks similar. I liked the high side split & the mix of rounded back and pointed front panels.
Despite the simplicity of the design, this did take a bit of work. It has a front facing and that oddly shaped hem takes some effort to make smooth & even. Thankfully this fabric pressed wonderfully and made the hemming a little easier.
I have taken photos wearing it over my very bright Style Arc Adeline dress to best show off the lines of this basic black vest. But I will likely wear it in combos more like this one.
This was a relatively quick and enjoyable project, & I have already cut the rest of this fabric into another summer top that just needs to be sewn now. Linen rayon is such a nice fabric!