A New Vest to Wear!

I was inspired by the fleece vest Jean made and decided to make one myself. I used the Simplicity Pattern 1499 which is a current pattern. I opted not to use bias binding on the hem and armholes. I'd never sewn in a separating zipper and found it was really easy to do after watching several YouTube Videos. Biggest problem was shortening the zipper. Pulling out those plastic teeth was a real pain. I used a flat head screwdriver but if anyone has a better suggestion, please put it below.  I saw on Craftsy where a woman sewed tiny buttons at the top of the zipper to use as stops. I didn't have any tiny buttons but did have these beads which I think is even cooler. The fabric is from my mom's stash. So nice to have something new to wear.

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Comments: 5
  • #1

    Kathy Grazio (Wednesday, 17 February 2021 18:58)

    I love it! Very creative and nice to use fabric from your mom’s stash. Jean will be very happy that she was your inspiration.

  • #2

    Karla Milota (Thursday, 18 February 2021 07:08)

    Love the vest Its amazing what help you can find online

  • #3

    Lois (Thursday, 18 February 2021 07:48)


    It looks great. Great idea on the beads or buttons for zipper stops.

  • #4

    Jean (Thursday, 18 February 2021 07:57)

    It turned out great. Love it and perfect for this chilly weather.

  • #5

    Linda Sanita (Thursday, 18 February 2021 09:26)

    Cindy that is so cool!! I envy your talent!!