It's finally finished. I apologise for the crummy photos of me - I don't know if it's my camera, bad lighting, the fact I have to use the self timer or whether I just have those unphotogenic genes, but these photos were the best I could do today! I hope you can get a good idea of the waistcoat from the dressform pictures anyway. The fabric does look a lot like leather in some of the photos but it's not, just a textured slightly metallic man made unidentifiable fabric. The magazine version uses quilted imitation leather and I agree it would be awesome in leather.
This pattern has those little details that BWOF is known for but this pattern is very easy to put together and perfect for those in-between weather days. I know most of you are having either freezing cold or boiling hot weather right now but it's got to change soon!
I was excited to see that I had been nominated for the Kreativ blog award doing the rounds at the moment by Robin, Christina and Meg. Check out their great blogs ;
Robin - a little sewing on the side
Christina - assorted notions
Meg - meg - a day in the life
These awards are a fantastic way of discovering new blogs and my blog reader list has grown dramatically in the last couple of weeks. So instead of nominating anyone in particular, I promise to start updating my blogroll to catch up with my blog reader. Do click through when you have time and see if you spot any new blogs you haven't seen before. (edited to say that I have in fact now just managed to delete everything that was already there so this is a work in progress!)
Finally I picked up my February BWOF today and think it's a great issue although impossible to see what's going on in some of the photos, I might just make something from it for my next random item....