Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Velvet Vest


This vest was a bigger challenge to photograph than it was to make. It is a very drapey garment and I did my best draping it without it being on a body. I haven’t mastered taking photographs of myself without my looking absolutely ridiculous!


For the back I was able to feature the circular design off center and towards the top.

I used my Prairie Point vest pattern as the basic shape for this.


I know, it looks nothing like the pattern, but that is the advantage of using patterns that feature basic shapes that can be changed to fit your ideas.

The fabric is a dyed cut velvet from a well known wearable art designer.

I am really enjoying wearing this and feel great when I do.


Stella Nemeth said...

The two projects are totally different. It is interesting that with such different fabrics, they both work well.

I can't take a photo of myself to save my soul. You are not alone.

Quilter Beth said...

I LOVE this vest--beautiful colors and shape.

Alison Schwabe said...

You'll be wearing and enjoying the velvet one for years, imho! They're both lovely of course.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I certainly agree with you Alison. This puts the "wearable" in Wearable Art.
Or as my friend Shirley said "They'll never go out of "style" since they never were "in style".

Patricia said...


Anonymous said...

Wow! What a gorgeous vest! I want to pet it!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

The velvet vest is just extraordinary. I'd like to be stuck behind you in a grocery line, so I could examine and admire it at length!

Anonymous said...

I love the color, pattern and drape of this vest. Well done! It is beautiful!

Funky Diva said...

Kay, I love all the vest you have posted, but by far my favorite is the drapy velvet, colorful vest. It is magnificant. Maggie Winfield