Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More Progress! Vest is Almost Done!

The first thing I worked on tonight was Miss Dashwood's bustle -- it just needed a quickie repair after all. With that taken care of, I moved on to my beau's new vest.

I put together the lining then attached the lining to the outside, leaving a space to turn as is my usual. Curves were clipped, corners were trimmed, then I turned it, arranged everything accordingly and pinned the turning opening and the armholes. Those were stitched closed in the space of about two hours. Then I put eyelets in the belt, found some cording and tied the belt closed.

By the way, the belt idea came from A Tailor Made It - I saw this vest and fell in love and had to take inspiration from it.

All that's left is doing the buttonholes and sewing on the buttons. I found nice red buttons with a little detail around the outside. He'll likely wear it with a red tie, so red buttons (as well as red cording on the belt) seemed like a good option.

I'm a little sad that I didn't get to Miss Von Stoup's jacket, but I was slightly distracted by the "Four Days of Dragon*Con" documentary. I saw several people I know -- Miss Dashwood, the Captain and a couple that I know from the 501st. I think D*C is a valid excuse for not getting more done, but I am rather satisfied with my work so far.

A bientot!

Miss Leah J Wilde

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