Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sneak Peak - Dan's Vest

In a couple weeks, those will become a vest!

I'm using the Kannik's Korner pattern for single-breasted waistcoats, and am so far finding it a bit unrealistic.  Kannik's Korner patterns are all incredibly historically accurate to the point of some things seeming absurd to my more modern sensibilities.  They're the only pattern company I have ever used that assume you're going to hand sew your garment,* and some important steps should be done quite differently if you're going to be machine sewing.  So today I spent most of my time figuring out how I needed to alter some of the pattern pieces, and which of the directions I should and shouldn't follow.

Now that the garment construction should be a lot easier, I expect this to come together quite quickly--at least once I complete the welt pockets, but that'll probably be another post.

*Hand-sewing an entire garment is an awesome task, and you feel really accomplished after you're done, but that's just not in the cards for this.

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  1. Can't wait! What kind of tie if any?

  2. No tie, but there will be a cravat of white cotton.