Paisleys and Pockets

This is waistcoat number four, now – I’m getting quite the collection!

The author stands outside, in front of a hedge. She wears a navy blue waistcoat with an all-over paisley pattern in paler shades of blue over a dark purple button-down shirt. This is worn with navy blue corduroy jeans. She faces the camera with one hand on her hip.

This one is, like the pin-striped one, an amalgamation of two patterns, just without the collar. I think it fits really nicely around the neck and shoulder area.

The author stands in front of a hedge with her back to the camera. This places the back of the navy paisley waistcoat in clear view, still worn over the dark purple shirt and with corduroy jeans.

It’s got two more single-welt pockets, which did not get any less intimidating but worked brilliantly. I love how invisible they are in this busy print.

Close-up of the paisley waistcoat, specifically one of the two single-welt pockets on the front. One of the author's hands is holding down the welt so the plain navy lining of the pocket is visible.

It’s lined in the same plain navy as the pockets, and I ended up using the same buttons that I used for the pinstriped one! They just work so well.

Another close-up of the paisley waistcoat, this time from a slightly different angle. This angle shows off the buttons down the centre, which are dark blue ringed with silver. (The welts of the pockets are also visible, if you're looking.)
The author stands with both hands in front, holding a copy of 'Vespertine' by Margaret Rogerson. She continues to wear the paisley waistcoat with the dark purple shirt and corduroy pants.

This is absolutely not the end of my waistcoat sewing – I’ve bought the fabric for two more already, I just need to find the time to make them! They’re relatively quick garments, only require a metre of fabric, and are just so versatile. (In cold weather, at least.)

Anyways, see ya!


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