Boy-O-Boy, was THIS ever a challenge!
The pattern is The Little Zip-Up Vest from Favorite Things.
There are almost 30 different pieces of fabric & batting
in this one little vest...no lie!
It has Warm & Natural® quilt batting between
all the layers & is fully lined & top-stitched.
I would like to publicly thank my
Smock & Talk friend, Nicole R.
for all her help with this.
It would have been a "wadder" for sure without her
patient guidance & advice.
It really taxed my brain,
trying to remember which fabric I wanted where!
I also had to modify the pattern a wee bit,
as I could only find 18" separating zippers,
not 16" per their instructions.
I cut off 2" & sewed the zipper up to, but not including the
stand-up collar, cut the ends off &
added crimped stops after sewing bar tacks, too.
I was SO please with myself that I'd found "Daisy" flower buttons
to go with the "Daisy" floral pattern,
especially since Ms. C. was a "Daisy" Girl Scout.
When I bragged about that to her,
she promptly told me that she had moved up &
was no longer a "Daisy" but a Girl Scout "Brownie" now.
However, she told me she loved the vest "anyway".
I'm working on making her a matching lined skort...
(skirt with matching, attached shorts beneath)
and with a ruffle (hopefully!)
attached around the hemline.
She loves that kind of girly-girl look because she can
cartwheel to her hearts content & not
show too much!
However, I need to find more matching fabric & will have to call
the quilt shop in FL where I purchased this last Feb.
Wish me luck!
~~insert crossed fingers~~
I'm participating in The Tablescaper's
since this is a big sewing season for me.
Thanks for visiting The Gazebo House &
taking the time to come see what I've been sewing.
♥♥ Rett ♥♥