|Styled with RTW tie neck shirt and jeans.|
The vest is super easy, I used a microfiber novelty fabric and made view G without the buttons. The sizing is very generous, I purchased size XL which is 20-22. I initially sized up as per my normal but backed out the adjustment when it was too big. If I would have buttoned it, I would have left the extra ease.
I did my normal length adjustment by adding two inches at the lengthen/shorten line. I did a forward shoulder adjustment but I didn't do my normal broad shoulder adjustment. Although this was a vest and the underarm seam is intended to be lower, I would raise it 3/4' to 1" and bring it in a little at the underarm so it doesn't sag but fits nicely under the arm. There is some easing under the arm required but I may just shorten the front armscye length, I'm not sure.
I intended to make a gingham shirt and I put the sleeve in and during the fitting, I realized I didn't do a bicep adjustment! How the heck did I forget that?? (insert triple eye roll) I traced off the sleeve when I made it the last time and it was a short sleeve, for this shirt I wanted long sleeve so I used the original sleeve pattern piece. I should have lengthened the traced sleeve, ugh!! It's hung up to address later, maybe I'll lose ten pounds or maybe I'll recut the sleeve if I have enough fabric. Ya'll know I always have a story lol! In terms of the sewing time, I think an hour is probably about right, but that doesn't count stopping to trim seams or press, but actually sewing machine time.
I can't seam to get on my pants block, I don't know why, I have to be in the mood I guess. I want to make a cardigan, a car coat (light weight coat), finish a few skirts and some tops. Oh, there's some special occasion attire and holiday dresses I want to make and Christmas gifts.. I think these are the things I want to make for the fall/winter.