CLAFLIN, THAYER & CO.

INTO FRINGE, PART 1

Liz
I don't really think of myself as a fringy-kind of girl, I normally dress much more plain jane like jean-and-Tshirts kind of deal. But I really love making fringe, tassels - that kind of thing. So I though it would be fun to try some clothes with a little extra flair in the form of a fringy vest. The finished result is actually very wearable - I'll just put it with the ratty old stuff I normally wear and it works just fine. In fact, I like this first vest so much it spawned a mini collection, I'll share the other piece soon (or soon-ish, since I obviously am not very good about keeping updated here lately).

Some ideas I started with. Also, if I ever have a band, it will be called "The Vestectomies" and I will make us all fancy vests to wear.
Simple pattern, front and back.
Sewing the mock-up.
Trying the thing on to make sure it fits. It does. 
Making a couple corrections with my "you got an F" red pen.
Sewing some fake fringe on to make sure it looks ok.
Cutting - this is a really amazing dove grey goat suede.
Cutting fringe. I usually use an Exacto but my blade
was dull so scissors had to work.
Sewing the whole thing together.


Here is my hunchback sewing stance.
Pattern, mock-up, finished vest. I know 'vestido' does not mean vest but I kept wanting to call it that.