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Derek;s waistcoat

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Category Quilting
Type Clothing
Style Casual, Traditional, Funky, Classic
patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton quilting fabric (Rounneries Deux by French General), cotton thread for piecing and quilting, very thin cotton wadding (clothing weight), calico (muslin) for backing the quilted portion prior to making up, silk for lining and back, metal buckle, metal buttons, covered in cotton fabric.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I can't take any credit for the beautiful way this has been made, right down to the fabric-covered buttons - my input was merely the patchwork and quilting. Jacqueline is a very experienced and highly skilled tailoress and she has made a wonderful job of the waistcoat. I can't wait to see Derek's face when he receives it on Christmas morning! I'll have to add a picture of him modelling it! All credit to clever Jacqueline!

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

Lovely Job!

11/28/2012 Flag

/Thank you, Heather!

11/29/2012 Flag

I'm sure your husband will love this vest for Christmas. My husband (Ike) also cleans the floor of bits of thread and batting. He just shakes the mats out side and the birds take the bits of thread. I'm glad that someone elses husband doesn't complain about he bits of thread all around. I have a patient husband as well. He always says each quilt or project is a winner.

11/29/2012 Flag

We're both very lucky, Heather!

11/29/2012 Flag

this is awsome love it .

11/30/2012 Flag

Thank you! I hope Derek will love it too!

11/30/2012 Flag

Beautiful!!!

11/30/2012 Flag

Thank you!

11/30/2012 Flag

So, how did hubby like his extra special Christmas pressie? Has he worn it yet? Did you manage to keep it a secret until the big day LOL???

01/28/2013 Flag

He loved it! The secret was well guarded and he had a nice surpirse as he'd more or less forgotten about it. Hasn't worn it yet (haven't been anywhere posh enough!) but he will - or else!

02/03/2013 Flag