Saturday, May 28, 2016

Katherine Tilton Vest

Mary's latest garment is this fun asymmetric vest. This Katherine Tilton pattern (Butterick 6357) is full of interesting details, but the fabric really makes it pop. And, surprise! It's an upholstery print!

What makes this home dec fabric work for apparel? First, the weave is loose and soft enough to create some drape on the body. Second, this pattern calls for a structured fabric. And finally, the print, though large in scale, visually just works! Mary made some modifications, such as using a purchased bias tape (instead of making bias from self fabric) in order to reduce bulk.

The vest has a single side front button closure. Choose a large, unique button to really make a statement!

Mary reported that the collar directions weren't quite clear, but she managed to come up with a way to press that wonderful pleated fall into shape.

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