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Vest for The Hobbit

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Men
Style Traditional, Classic, Whimsical
Cheryl Lemmons on

What materials did you use? This vest was made from an upholstery fabric in my stash. I purchased an inexpensive lining fabric from the big box fabric store in my city.

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What are you most proud of? The speed with which I was able to make this vest. My son was very happy with it. I considered it to be more of a muslin (practice), as I had never made a man's vest before. I do need to practice welt pockets a bit before proceeding to better fabric.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Study tailoring techniques. I was not too pleased with the way the lining went in (sew lining to outer layer with right sides together, turn, then stitch shoulders together). This left way too much room for error in my opinion. The couture way of hand-sewing the lining seems much better to me.

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Love it! My boys love this kinda of thing too!

12/22/2012 Flag

Thanks, Lisa_Marie. 20 years old and still loves to dress up. Fun. Only needs a pipe to go with it.

12/22/2012 Flag

Cheryl you are my kind of lady. Generous with your time and love. Another great project before Christmas :-)

12/22/2012 Flag

This is a great vest. Love the material! Look fantastic.

12/22/2012 Flag

Just got onto Craftsy, I'm really a woodworker, but this is really nice, great job!!! Bet it was a pain to find the materials in that pattern though. Bravo.

07/20/2016 Flag

The fabric was actually left over from an upholstering project. And thank you.

07/22/2016 Flag