Saturday, 12 January 2008

New Look 6943 Rust Waistcoat

The New Look 6943 Rust Waistcoat is finished. It may be one of my tops in the Timmel SWAP 2008 as it can be worn alone (not sure that I would as that's quite an avant garde look).

The last item I made from this came out too big, so here I used a 14 back and a 12 front and it fits neatly. The fabric is rust herringbone wool from Abakhan fabrics in North Wales, UK and the lining is a remnant of satin from TP Textiles in Warrington, Cheshire, UK.

The wool is very soft and lovely to sew, though it ravels and does not press to a crisp point. The satin is polyester and frayed badly. The satin was pretty horrible to sew, especially where the side front lining attached to the wool interfaced front facing on a princess seam. I chose it because the soft peach tones went so well with the rust, although the fabrics were not a dream match from a sewing perspective. The buttons are soft edged square buttons in antiqued silver tone metal. The idea is that it would help the waistcoat 'connect' with darker toned bottoms.

I started this on Wednesday 2nd January and finished it on Saturday 13th January 2008.

5 comments:

Cherie said...

I love vests, and this one is dynamite! Love your colors also.

Catherine said...

Ruthie, I love your waistcoat (as we say in England!) I was shopping the other day and they were everywhere so you are bang on trend girl (not sure where they say that!).

RuthieK said...

Thanks Catherine. I too have seen lots of waistcoats in the shops, though none in rust they were all black or grey (boring IMHO) but easier to wear I think.

Audrey said...

Lovely vest,actually the whole outfit looks very nice on you. It was clever of you to use a different size for the back and front to get the great fit.

Alexandra said...

Great vest! You look lovely in the outfit.