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freddie vest

When we had the Melbourne Sewists meet-up at Tessuti back in August (wow, was it really so long ago?) many of us were rather taken by the Freddie Vest that Nikki was wearing.  There have been a few popping up on Australian blogs since then, and now there is one more – mine!

Freddie Vest - pattern by The Maker's Workshop

Of course, with a vest pattern like this you need some closer photos.

Freddie Vest - pattern by The Maker's Workshop

The front fabric is a lovely satiny type of fabric that I had in stash from a Darn Cheap $2 per metre table binge earlier in the year. It was nice to sew with and I’m planning on making a dress from the remainder. The lining is a spotted voile, leftover from making a dress for Stella. I used some ribbon that I found in stash for the ties, and a textured bag-making remnant from Nikki for the back.  One of the fun things about making this vest is the opportunity to mix and match fabrics.

Freddie Vest - pattern by The Maker's Workshop

I sewed this in size 14, the largest size. The back is fully lined, and the casings for the ties are sewn to the inside of the front. I didn’t make the tiny hems specified in the instructions, as the satin was difficult to press. Instead I just folded a narrow double-fold hem, and it still seemed to work okay.

Freddie Vest - pattern by The Maker's Workshop

My husband thinks that I need a visor and a blackjack table – he calls this my croupier vest. Hmmmm.

Freddie Vest - pattern by The Maker's Workshop

And yes Karen, that is a Renfrew that I’m wearing it over.

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3 thoughts on “freddie vest

  1. I’m having serious Freddie and Renfrew envy – my aim for the weekend is to ‘Renfrew’ for myself!
    This is great Lara – I love seeing all the different versions of this vest and that fabric is perfect.

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