September 09, 2012

Sew: Freddie Vest

I was lucky enough to grab some time away from home and do the Freddie Vest sewing class at Tessuti with Rachel. What a lovely way to spend a cold and windy day!

I almost finished the vest during the class. I just had to do some handstitching to complete the vest.

All of my fabrics were from Tessuti at some stage. I used a doubled sided linen for the front and a metallic coated knit for the lining. For the back, I used a metallic blend salvaged from a failed skirt.

Overall, I'm quite happy with this vest. It is not really my style but I think that worked to my advantage as I was willing to mix up the fabrics and take a chance.

Project Details
Pattern: Freddie Vest, The Makers Journal
Fabric: Various fabrics from Tessuti Melbourne
Alterations: Size 14 - added 1cm to each centre back seam to widen the back (total 2cm)

I wore it out last night with a fitted pair of black Clovers, a kimono tee and a pair of black high heels. I totally rocked it!

The tee in the pictures is a Kirsten Kimono T-Shirt made using a free pattern download from Maria Denmark. I forgot to add the seam allowances to this version but it turned out ok. Unfortunately the fabric does not wear well. It is a great simple pattern and I see plenty more of these tees in the near future!

L x


  1. I think that it looks terrific, and would have loved to have seen a photo of you rocking it in the outfit you described! Looking forward to giving that pattern a try myself.

    1. It was either a photo of the outfit or miss the train. I decided to get the train!!

  2. I've been waiting to see this vest pop up on here :) The fabric combo is smashing - the lining I especially love! The thing that sucked me in about this pattern is the ability to use a mish-mash of fabric types and get away with it scot-free. Looking forward to seeing it worn :)
    Thanks for the link to the kimono tee - looks like a really great comfy tee pattern.


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