Shape Shape’s Reversible circle vest left me disappointed last week, but even though I was still undecided whether it’s “me” or not, I just had to have another go at it.

I really do like the concept of this pattern -a reversible collared vest made from a circle.  So simple to sew and wear.

I made some significant changes to the pattern.  I shouldn’t have had to do this, but there’s no way the vest in the book could have been made from the pattern supplied, even allowing for me not being a petite slim Japanese girl.

 

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Here’s the Reversible circle vest on the front cover of Shape Shape by Natsuno Hiraiwa (2007 Interweave).

 

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Here’s the vest I made last week using the pattern from the book.  Note the wider lapels and the lack of flare in the body.

 

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Here’s the comparison: the first vest (red) and the second vest (black).  I made the collar narrower (you can’t see that bit), the body longer/wider and made the body more flared.

 

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I cut out my new vest in one layer of black denim (the original is double-layered reversible). I bound the edges with bias binding. I sort of had vague plans to leave the outer edge raw or with some sort of deconstructed edging, but didn’t in the end.

 

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Haven’t yet decided what to do with the back, so at the moment it’s pinned, but I do have an overlap for button and buttonholes like the book’s pattern.  I cut the back edges on the selvedges after reading about using selvedges creatively.

 

And so I can now say I’m very happy with my Reversible circle vest, and look forward to making the finishing touches and wearing it very soon.

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Val on October 31, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Looks so much better than the last one!

    • lizhaywood on November 1, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Sure does!

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