Waistcoat Adventures

So, I found a waistcoat at my local thrift store a few weeks ago, and loved it so much I decided to make my own waistcoat that was even better. Last Friday, I sewed on the last button, and today, it got photographed!

The author stands in front of a hedge, wearing a grey waistcoat, a navy button-up shirt, and black jeans. She carries the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. She is white with shoulder-length brown hair, just visible on the collar of the shirt.

Both the pockets on the front work, as you would probably expect from me at this point. They don’t fit a phone, but smaller items fit in them quite nicely.

The author stands in front of a hedge, wearing a grey waistcoat, a navy button-up shirt, and black jeans. The waistcoat has two small pockets on the front, with flaps over the openings. She holds the book 'Six of Crows' by Leigh Bardugo in her right hand, open as if reading it. Her body is angled to the right of the image.

It’s lined with scraps left over from my Captain Marvel pants, because I love having a contrasting lining!

The grey waistcoat is laid out on a white background. One side of the front is open to reveal the lining, which is Captain Marvel fabric.

I also hand-bound the buttonholes, which is a technique I’m slowly getting better at.

Close-up of the centre front of the grey waistcoat. The top two buttons are visible, as well as the top two hand-bound buttonholes. The buttons are tarnished silver, round, and have a leafy pattern around the centre. The lining is also visible behind the fabric panels.

To go in one of the pockets, I bought myself a pocket-watch a few weeks ago, which completes the whole ‘look’!

The author stands in front of a hedge, wearing a grey waistcoat, a navy button-up shirt, and black jeans. From the left pocket emerges a chain, which loops over the centre button and hangs loosely.
The author stands in front of a hedge, wearing a grey waistcoat, a navy button-up shirt, and black jeans. She holds 'Crooked Kingdom' by Leigh Bardugo in her right hand, and a pocket watch on a chain in her left.

Next time, I’d make it a size smaller, because this has been taken in quite a bit at the sides and back. In the meantime, however, I shall be wearing it as much as possible! It might be my new favourite piece of clothing….

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

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