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.
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.
The plaid lined hood, really makes a statement on this vest and makes the color pop
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.