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I’m getting excited for Autumn. I have loved summer, but I walk with the kids everyday. It’s just too hot to be walking around while pushing too kids. The slightly cooler weather has been awesome, and I look forward to layering up this Fall. Today I’m sharing a vest I made using the book Basic Black: 26 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe, and I’m giving three away books to you my wonderful readers!

Fur Collar Plaid Vest and Giveaway

I decided to make the coat with the asymmetrical collar, but I made it into a vest instead. I quilted the shoulders, made the collar out of fur, added ribbing to the sleeves and hem, and added giant buttons down the front.

Fur Collar Plaid Vest and Giveaway
The book was great. There are lots and lots of different styles and different sizes. It’s in English, and I love have one book with lots of patterns. I don’t mind tracing a pattern and then using it. I liked how the patterns were set up because they are laid out so it would be easy to do different mash ups of the styles. There are some loose pieces and fitted pieces, so there’s something for everyone. I would recommend the book for more intermediate sewers because not everything is spelled out in the instructions.
Fur Collar Plaid Vest and Giveaway

I love that it looks good buttoned and unbuttoned. I love that it’s plaid and on trend for this Fall. I used a plaid wool fabric that I found in a church and made a coat for Henry. I still have five or more yards of it!

Fur Collar Plaid Vest and Giveaway

It’s pretty bold, but it looks good with a simple sweater and a gingham button up shirt. It has so many colors I’m sure I’ll find lots of things to match with it.

Fur Collar Plaid Vest and Giveaway
Fur Collar Plaid Vest and Giveaway


Heather

Author: Heather