So, moving on with the Waistcoat Project. Having proven in part 1 that it is feasible for a middle-aged man to sew a waistcoat at home, with little previous experience (I realise that for some, this comes as no surprise, yet for others this is a revelation of near biblical impact) I now want to make some adjustments to the prototype and make a few waistcoats that I can actually use. The fabric I used for the experimental version was quite vivid, yet oddly I did get a few compliments on it. There truly is no accounting for taste!
Today I visited the largest fabric and sewing shop in the area and spent a while browsing the available materials. I ended up with three combinations I think can work well, though I’ve not decided on which to start with yet.
These are the ones I’ve put together (and also posted on Instagram, click like on your favourite or comment if you like!). Notice that all are in two different outer materials, with a lining material in a cheeky pattern, and horn buttons. Waistcoats in kit form almost.
I’ll most likely leave the tweeds till last, so as to get a little more practice in on the less tricky fabrics first. Apart from that the idea is to create something a little more interesting than a pure single colour design, with contrasting details and pockets. Am I being a little ambitious? Possibly!
To be updated as the process moves forward! Do let me know if you feel inspired to join in the fun.