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Sew with Me: InVest in Your Man

Hey Loves!

Fashion isn't just for the ladies.  Men like to look good, too.  Honestly, I like a man that cares about the way he looks. So, I was extra excited about this project. It allows me to inVest in my hubby's wardrobe and keep him looking fresh.

One of my hubby's favorite clothing items is a vest.  HONESTLY, I like to see him in them.  It's a close second to my favorite jeans and v-neck tee. I'm a simple girl.  He doesn't have to dress up to be sexy to me.

So, for his birthday and Father's Day, I made him vests. To my surprise, they turned out great. I was sooooo nervous about it.  I had never sewn anything other than a tie and bow ties for him, but I bought the pattern. The rest is history.

Here's the finished product:
Two Variations of a Classic Men's Vest

I used fabric and thread from my stash and buttons I bought from Wal-Mart.  My pattern was Simplicity 2346.  I recreated View A with some modifications.  You can view my review of the pattern here. Here are few details of each:

Gray Vest
I made this one first.  I had forgotten how to use the button foot for my machine.  It took me 2 hours to figure out what I was doing wrong.  I gave in and read the manual.  HMMMMMM  Reading is fundamental.  With the flip of a lever, we were in business. The gray vest is made of gray pinstripe suiting. The lining is white with blue pin dot cotton. I used white thread and 4 dark gray buttons.

  Blue Vest
I learned from my mistakes on the other vest.  It took me half the time to make it.  I omitted the pocket and only used 3 buttons.  I did my own button spacing here.  I wanted to do something a little different on this one.  I think the buttons and back contrast fabric did it.

This vest is made of navy blue suiting for the front and ties and a polyester beige and navy blue abstract print. The lining is the same blue suiting. I used navy blue thread and 3 wood buttons.

I love the way these vests fit him.  He got lots of compliments on them at church.  I think this is going on the favorite patterns list.

If you would like a custom vest, email me at chelseaschest@gmail.com.

Smooches,



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