Saturday, October 3, 2015

Butterick 5567 Vest (OOP)

This little vest is another prototype using stashed fabric. I'm not sure exactly when or where I got this, but it's an "ethnic" cotton featuring various strips of fabric sewn onto the red base layer. Because the strips were sewn horizontally across the fabric, I cut it on the cross grain so the strips could be vertical instead. I barely had enough even for this little garment.

This pattern just recently went OOP, but it's still on the Butterick website, and I bet its still in many of the chain fabric stores like Jo-Ann's and Hancock's. I made View C with a couple of changes. I left out the darts because I didn't want to distract from the fabric appliqu├ęs. I also narrowed the hem from 1 1/2" to 1/2" so I could fit it onto the fabric.

I also used a coordinating fabric for the facing and inner collar because of thickness and not having enough left of the red. Fortunately, I had this black batik in my stash!

Is it perfect? No. But it's still something I'll wear anyway. When I make this again, I'll add some width to the front so it'll close (the pattern calls for a snap closure at the neck) and so I can add the darts. I also think this vest is a little too short, even for me, so I'll add some length.

The SewWest Closet: I'm wearing the exact base as on the last post--same photo session! So here are the Walmart T, black TSW Hudson pants, and Fly London shoes again.


Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

This is a really cute little vest! Love the fabric you used. Don't you sometimes wonder what the pattern companies are thinking when they discontinue a pattern so quickly. Like maybe give us a chance to sew them up and influence others...cause this is definitely a pattern I would buy NOW! Maybe not earlier but since my work situation has it would definitely be a contender!

Robin said...

I've had that pattern for a while. I like to see my stashed patterns made up because it gets me thinking about them. I love the fabric choice and it drapes well. You (rather I) could lengthen it for a kimono also.

shams said...

A very cute little vest, Nancy! And a great use of that fabric.

NancyDaQ said...

Thanks ladies! I appreciate your taking the time to comment!