Monday, December 12, 2016

Dropje Vest



Dropje Pattern available at Indiesew made with Mood Fabrics wool and plaid flannel for the lining, quilting the two fabrics.

The Dropje Hooded Vest from IndieSew is a "I just love this so much" pattern.  Then a concurring thought is why did it take me so long to make?  



I bought a red stretch wool suiting and a plaid flannel (Mood Fabrics) back in September with this vest in mind.    I knew I wanted to quilt the lining and vest as one with a layer of quilt batting.  IndieSew has a great tutorial for quilting the fabric for this vest.
The plaid flannel worked great to have a guide for the quilting.  Each line of quilting was sewn at the edge of the blue line.  


After quilting, I drew a line 1-1/2" from the bottom of each pattern piece.  This line was placed on a quilting line and pinned in place.  Easy matching technique which kept all the lines even around the vest.  I did baste my zipper in place and check the placement of the lines before sewing the zipper in place. 



front zipper of Dropje Pattern available at Indiesew made with Mood Fabrics wool and plaid flannel for the lining, quilting the two fabrics.


If you follow me on Instagram, you know I had 3 zippers to pick from - brown, cream and a reddish one.  The overwhelming winner was the brown and thanks so much, it is perfect for the vest.

Dropje Pattern available at Indiesew made with Mood Fabrics wool and plaid flannel for the lining, quilting the two fabrics.


The plaid lined hood, really makes a statement on this vest and makes the color pop
Dropje Pattern available at Indiesew made with Mood Fabrics wool and plaid flannel for the lining, close look of the hood.

Dropje Pattern available at Indiesew made with Mood Fabrics wool and plaid flannel for the lining, quilting the two fabrics. back view



I made a size 8 in this vest but for my next one I am going down to a 6.  My initial thought was to make an 8 for the layering but in reality I am just going to put a sweater under it like in today's post.  

Two side views one with hands in the pocket and one not!

Dropje Pattern available at Indiesew made with Mood Fabrics wool and plaid flannel for the lining, quilting the two fabrics. side view with quilting lines

Dropje Pattern available at Indiesew made with Mood Fabrics wool and plaid flannel for the lining, quilting the two fabrics. side view


The Dropje Vest by Waffle Patterns is very well written with illustrations that help explain the steps.  After quilting the fabric and cutting out the pieces, the vest took me two nights to complete.


Dropje Pattern available at Indiesew made with Mood Fabrics wool and plaid flannel for the lining, quilting the two fabrics.

Disclosure - I was provided the pattern as a part of the Indiesew blogger team  but the opinions are all mine. 



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25 comments:

  1. Very cute vest Lori. Nice pop of colour.

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    1. Thanks so much, the color is a good one for me.

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  2. That is SO cute Lori!!! I love the quilting and the hood with the plaid showing. It looks thin enough to layer under a coat too. What a great piece!

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  3. Really nice job on a great layering piece - also great color choices

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen, I was so pleased when the fabric arrived and it did go together, so hard on the monitor at times to tell

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  4. Turned our great! the plaid does make it. Agreed probably size down would be a great fit.

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  5. I'm so glad you reviewed this...I have had this pattern on my wish list and have been thinking of making it in red so it's so helpful seeing your version!

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    1. So did you get the pattern? It is a good one to make.

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  6. The vest looks great. As do your jeans. Did you make those as well?

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    1. Thanks and yes I made the jeans - ginger jean pattern.

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  7. Just love this vest ! Great work, Lori.

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    1. Thanks, Regina, I like it so much.

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  8. Love this vest. Beautifully made and I love the plaid with it.

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    1. Thank you, Tomasa, the plaid is a nice pop of color.

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  9. So lovely, great use of tarten in the hood. Looks so good.

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  11. Nicely made. A long time again I had a vest like this made from black silk...I think I need another one. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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    1. Oh, black silk, sounds amazing. Thanks so much.

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  12. I love this vest, I would wear it all the time!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth, I know this one will be well worn and loved

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