The vest was inspired by the fabric. I got this pink quilted diamond-embroidered remnant at Joann's just like I got Claire's quilted vest fabric. I love the quilted vests I've been seeing on Pinterest. I don't know if I'm behind or ahead of the trend, but I knew it would be a great layer to add to my wardrobe. It's a little bit sporty, casual, and preppy. The remnant was really tiny so I had to to cut it out on the crosswise grain. I barely fit it all in. The inside collar is even pieced together because I didn't quite have enough fabric. And the pockets are pieced together too.
I used the McCartney Jacket pattern that I won in a giveaway. (I'm planning on making a cute jacket soon; it's already cut out!) I used a zipper up the front and white piping for all the edges. I really love the white piping. It was a lot of work, but it makes the embroidery pop.
Do you love the quilted vest trend?