Monday, December 22, 2014

STYLO Restyled : Quilted Vest for Christmas

 So this is it. The details on the Very. Last. Piece. from Stylo 3. Nothing like dragging that out for a few months! After taking the time to figure out this quilted vest for J, we're looking for any excuse to show it off. Why not Christmas? After the smoke had cleared from our Stylo photo shoot I hung the vest in J's closet beside this button-down shirt he had from last winter. Oh hey, red and green, if only I could come up with a tie, we would have ourselves a Christmas outfit. This is actually his school uniform tie. He normally wears a turtleneck to school to avoid the tie, so it doesn't get much wear. Not sure if all this print is on trend or a hot mess. Either way, this is what we'll be wearing at candle-light service this year.
PATTERN: Self-drafted, fully lined, basic size 7 vest, quilted with a few layers for warmth and substance. This pattern was inspired by the classic outdoor styling of Filson hunting gear with the drab green color, the diamond quilting, contrasting yoke at front and back, and the multiple pockets. One pocket is under the snap flap, the other is accessible from the side. The inside of the vest and the inside of the pockets are lined with flannel.

FABRIC: The exterior of the vest is made with dark green moleskin. The lining is plaid flannel. The accent at the pocket flaps and the yoke is dark green corduroy. The snaps are Heavy Duty Dritz.
I'm putting the finishing touches on a DIY quilted vest tutorial. A simplified version of this design will be available for free in size 7 after the holidays! Until then, I wish you all presents filled with high-end notions, knife sharp scissors that no one will ever use to cut paper, and all the new fabrics you can stand to prewash!
Merry Christmas!


1 comment:

  1. This is SO cool! I cannot wait for the tutorial; thank you for sharing!