Hey! This is Kara. Kara is a VERY good friend. In fact, her whole family is like a second family to me. We were just up there for a week and a half and I was able to finish this vest I started for her a month or so ago.
I used Simplicity 2556, view c with a collar and 2 "pockets"
The grey pinstripe suiting I got on sale at Joann Farbics, and I believe the buttons came form there too... the vest is lined the leftover pink broadcloth from the underskirt of my Masquerade dress. The interfacing is far too stiff, but I had it laying around. She loves it anyway. :-) She even wore it in the film we made while we were up there. So my name will probably be in the credits as part of costuming. :-) Hey, gotta start somewhere, right?
This vest was actually very easy to make. As usual, cutting out the pieces was the hardest part. :-) Matching grains and making sure everything is straight is especially hard when I have an obvious stripe.
Four black buttons... they are actually harder to place than I thought they might be. Making the button-holes was SO much fun.
Speaking of buttonholes... THIS is a good use for them. :-)
And the back...
We added a hook-n-eye because my buttons weren't exactly right... :-) Shhh!
And the lining... Both side seams has to be hand sewn so the outside looks good. :-)