Vest for The Hobbit

Project Description

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. 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.

What you will need

  • 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.

Q&A with Cheryl Lemmons

Lisa_Marie. asked:
Love it! My boys love this kinda of thing too!
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thanks, Lisa_Marie. 20 years old and still loves to dress up. Fun. Only needs a pipe to go with it.
Kataomoi Itami asked:
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.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
The fabric was actually left over from an upholstering project. And thank you.

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