Thursday, October 22, 2015

On My Sewing Table: A Manly Wool Vest!

You guys I am so totally geeked about this vest for Jon!  The pattern is the Denali by Colette's Seamwork e-mag. I knew the moment it hit my inbox that I had to make one for Jon's birthday. (Which is today by the way...I'm a bit behind :( ). 

I'm making some mods to make it fit his style: fancy-pants pockets instead of the kangaroo pockets in the original pattern, a taller collar, a bit longer through the body, and hopefully a zipper if I can figure out how.  It's all taking a bit longer than the 3 hours advertised (by powers of ten...) but I cannot even handle how excited I am.

Next step: hacking up this poor leather jacket that Jon donated to the cause.  Can you tell I'm procrastinating by blogging instead of cutting...?

Friends, have you sewn with leather??

1 comment:

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