Monday, October 19, 2009

Simplicity 4079

Pattern Description: Misses lined vest with front variations. I made view A

Pattern Sizing: 6-22. I cut a 16 straight from the envelope.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I think it looks great.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, although I didn't like how they instructed you to finish the side seams. I didn't have any confusion with pulling it through the shoulder seams as the instructions for 3803 have you do something similar and made that dress several times.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The vest went together fairly quickly. Other than not liking the side seam finish I have no issues with this pattern

Fabric Used: Charcoal pinstripe suiting for the front and a china silk for the lining and back.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I omitted the back buckle and just took off about 1/8" from each back piece in order to give it a more fitted look. To finish the inside side seams, I stitched the front pieces together and as much of the lining as a could. I added some fray check to the edges of the china silk and then sealed the opening with a small piece of stitch witchery. It was a little more work but I like the polished look a lot better.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may sew this again and do view D or E but I'm not sure. I have always liked vests and I've seen them popping up here and there lately so we will see. I recommend this to others. I was able to knock it out in just a couple of hours and I am very pleased with the result.

Conclusion: Cute vest pattern that I would recommend for a wardrobe addition. Good for work or play. I've worn it twice already, once with black slacks and again with jeans and loved both looks. Now on to finish the pants so I'll have the whole outfit!

Bottom Line:
Fabric: 1 yd* of charcoal pinstripe @ $1.95/yd= $1.95
Lining: 1 1/2 yds* of china silk @ $2.48/yd= $3.72
Buttons: from stash
Notions: facing from stash
Total: $5.65

* I only used 7/8yd of the pinstripe and 1 3/8 of the china silk but I rounded up to the next half yard when ordering

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Looking forward to seeing a pic. I worked on a vest this weekend Simplicity 2556 and had a hard time putting in the lining.