Musings of a Seamstress


Today I wore my new B5789 (view A) vest.  I made this back in March to go with a dress I will be wearing in a few days.  It was just still too cold to wear it then.  Today it was 85 degrees and sunny, perfect for this vest.

Musings of a SeamstressI decided not to write a full PR review for this as there are quite a few out there already.  What I will say is that this was one of the easiest things I have sewn.  It is only one pattern piece with two small seams to make the shoulders/neckline.    I love it!

I used 2 yards of a cream/off-white and black striped spandex knit from Fabric Mart.  I actually got this fabric for free as part of the Fabricista Challenge I was apart of last fall.  I really like this vest and think I can make it work as part of my year round wardrobe.

I will leave you with this picture.  Please caption away!

Musings of a Seamstress


  1. I’ve been searching for a vest pattern like this. I love the front, it’s just what I want. But I only want the back to be hip length. Do you think it would work to shorten this and keep the front drape, or should I keep looking? Thanks!

    1. Probably! I recommend making a muslin first, since it is one big pattern piece. Mark the muslin up with were you want it to end at the hips. Un-stitch the muslin and use it as your new pattern. Good luck!

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