See what I mean? How does StyleArc keep making these amazing designs? Here is how the pattern is described on StyleArc's site: This forward trend of a long line vest will become a great addition to your wardrobe as it can be worn at anytime of the year as a layering piece. The vest is unlined. The pockets can have fashionable metal exposed zips if desired or just left as in seam pockets.
I used a mid-weight denim for my vest that's been in my stash for about a year now. While that isn't horribly long, I try to only purchase fabrics I love and want to use immediately, so now sure how these ended up in a forgotten location.
I decided to have only one pocket and to leave the pockets sans exposed zips. Why? I couldn't find any locally I liked. I suppose I could have shelved this garment until I found some but I must have been feeling very impatient that day.
I like this better unbuttoned than buttoned. As you can see, the facing is nice and wide so the vest looks nice when worn open.
You can sort of see how this vest does not have side seams by side darts to give it shaping. I really like the shawl type collar. It rolls so nicely. See the back mid-section? It looks too big but that is how this is designed with a rather rectangular shape. Honestly, I don't mind it at all.
Here is an 'action' shot. Sorry it's a bit blurry! This was fun to make. I wish I could have gotten DH to take more photos but he was growing a bit impatient.
Thanks for reading!