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Friday, January 23, 2009

BWOF 10/2008 - 123 Waistcoat (nearly)

I still have the lining to put in, but here is a preview.  Carolyn asked if this was one of my new fabrics - it's not but it does look similar in the photos - this is a textured, slightly metallic, green fabric I picked up locally with this pattern in mind.  The pattern goes together really well, I just lose momentum a bit when I get to boring bits like hems and lining, but it's Chinese New Year so we have a holiday from Monday to Wednesday and I should find time to get it done and model it.


For Janine and any other Aussies, Vicki tells me the outlet store we visited in Melbourne was called Clear It and the address is 296 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.  It sells clothes downstairs and fabrics upstairs from Alannah Hill.  When I was there they mostly had gorgeous silks and chiffons, some beaded and embroidered - like all these places, it's a matter of pot luck what you will find there.  Happy shopping!

And to everyone else Kung Hei Fat Choy!  Happy New Year of the Ox.

30 comments:

senaSews said...

The Vest is amazing. I absolutely love it!!!

Sue said...

Wow! you must be really pleased with this!

Lori said...

Fantastic job, I agree with Sue, you must be so pleased.

Nancy K said...

This is gorgeous. The fabric is very interesting. I love the texture.

-E said...

Great job!!!! It's hot!

j.kaori said...

It looks amazing! I've had my eye on this pattern as well, so it is great to see your version. The fabric looks very interesting as well --- nice choice!

wendy said...

It looks so fantastic! Wow! The fabric really suits that style.

Amanda S. said...

This looks really nice. I can't wait to see you model it.

Sew4Fun said...

This is looking fabulous. Interesting fabric.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That is cool looking. A very different design and I love your choice of fabrics.

peacockchic said...

Oh wow!! I cannot WAIT to see that finished. It looks fantastic already! xin nian kuai le!

Christina said...

The fabric is interesting, almost looks like leather in the photos. I lose momentum at hems and linings, too!

melissa said...

That is just the perfect pairing of fabric and pattern - perfect!

And Happy Chinese New Year! WE were in Chinatown here in London last weekend to go out for dim sum with a Chinese-American friend, and all the streets were covered in red lanterns and the shops were BURSTING with sweets! I have a serious mochi habit that's been filled for a while now. :)

Cindy said...

So stylish! I love it!

Erica B. said...

That is one fabulous piece! Seriously, I have to get back into Burda! I can't wait to see that finished.

Rachel said...

That fabric is so pretty and the vest is amazing. Is that fabric leather? It looks like leather on my monitor.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Thanks for answering my question! And Happy New Year of the Ox to you too!

This is one kewl vest...and I so understand dragging your feet at the finishing details!

cidell said...

ohmigosh, that's fantastic``

Vicki said...

Happy New Year! And fabulous looking vest. The fabric is perfect for it.

Janine said...

Dear Allison , Many thanks for telling me about this shop. I will definitely visit there. Love your blog and sewing. Janine

Shannon said...

That vest so cool! I love the fabric and the exposed zipper.

a little sewing on the side said...

Happy New Year of the Ox to you!
I don't think I have ever posted on your blog, but I really enjoy your work. I nominate you for the Kreativ Blog Award.

Summerset said...

Oh, I love it - excellent pairing of fabric and pattern!

Dei said...

Interesting fabric and it suits the pattern perfectly.

Omega said...

Love you vest, awesome fabric & pattern.

Christina said...

Happy Chinese New Year! I've given you the "Kreativ Blogger Award", BTW. Feel free to play along, or not!

Cennetta said...

Love it! And Chinese New Year!

Meg said...

I nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award. check it out at my blog, Cheers )

Audrey said...

Great combination of pattern and fabric! It looks so much like distressed leather.

Carolina .Bornolds. said...

I love it!