My first garment of 2010!
And here's the reverse:
The starting point was this vest, from The Sewing Workshop's Peony and Poppy Vest pattern. The Peony vest is the simplier one at the lower left:
The orginal vest design is more involved than mine, with lining, facings, and 2 different vest fronts. I skipped all that because I wanted to take advantage of the unique properties of a double faced jersey that I picked up from Fabric Mart in December of 2008. With one side orange and the other black, it was a natural for a reversible garment. I had previously used it last year to make Vogue 8430, a Marcy Tilton jacket. Coincidentally, it was the first garment of 2009!
What I did was to serge off the edges and seam allowances, lap together the seams, and attach them together with a line of sewing and some fusible webbing. A fairly quick project--neatly finishing off those edges was the most time-consuming part, with all those loose threads to tuck in. However, I really love the way they look and will probably go back and finish off the jacket the same way (it's now finished off with zig zag and that just looks a little too raw to me). Below is a detail of the edge finish:
I'm glad I had enough jersey left over to be able to play with this vest. Even though I'm not a big vest fan, but it will be a nice garment to have now that winter has hit New Mexico. Maybe I'll even make another one! Once again, I need to give Terri K. credit for the idea; she had posted a similar vest on Stitcher's Guild during the holidays.