I finished it -- the red vest from Vogue 8714. It has some strange lines here and there, and the armholes a bit too big for a blouse, and that is how I intend to wear it -- IF I wear it.
Here's some pictures.
I think it makes me look as wide as I am tall.
I topstitched it all over the place per instructions, but it caused some strange pulls in the armholes in the back. I figure if I just walk in FRONT of everyone and circle around, then they won't get to see the back.
I made a video, because I think it is a much better representation of how the garment really looks when worn. It is a 2-minute video, but takes an hour and a half to upload on this turtle-pace internet speed we have here in the deep woods of Southern Oklahoma.
But the trees sure are pretty!
You can wear this with the lapels both up
or with one lapel up
or with both lapels down.
I like them both down the best.
I am thinking that maybe I don't like the peplum, but not sure.
I hardly ever like anything I make right after I make it, so maybe this needs to go hide in the dark recesses of my closet for awhile.
Here is the vest/blouse with one flap down and one flap up:
I almost forgot to show you the funnest part.
Check out the inside:
And if you aren't totally sick of this blouse by now, here is the video I made just for me, but I'll share it with you. I actually liked it a whole lot more after I saw the video. Clothes are just different when you are "posing" in them for photos. I remember when I was photographing my quilts that I had a hard time making them behave too.
Time to clean up the tornado this project dropped all over my sewing room, and then figure out what to do next.
I think I need to make some knits so I can use my cover stitch machine!
OH, OH, OH!!!! I forgot to show you Phylly's finished top. The flowery/stripey one. She sent me some pics.
Let's hope I still have them. Hold on.......................
Well, I must have accidentally deleted those pics.
I did find this one.
This is Louise Cutting's Hearts A'Flutter. Isn't it pretty? It actually is a little like this red vest. You can wear the flap up or down.