Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Simplicity 1499- Jacquard Knit

Simplicity 1499 from Mood Fabrics' jacquard knit



The temperatures here have been so mild, which is nothing to complain about at all.  The above normal temperatures call for a garment perfect for the nice weather.  A new vest using Simplicity 1499  and the perfect match, Mood Fabrics' Italian Cobalt Blue Paisley Jacquard.  This knit is just a bit heavier and full of texture.   These two fabric features made it a good choice for my vest.



Simplicity 1499 from Mood Fabrics' jacquard knit


    I used some black ponte in my stash to trim my vest but Mood Fabrics has several black pontes.   One thing with the pattern (yes, made it before) the armholes are low and it seems wider right under the armholes.  I raised the armhole and  slimmed the pattern from below the bust to armhole.
Simplicity 1499 from Mood Fabrics' jacquard knit


  I didn't have a zipper long enough, so I used a shorter one in my stash.  I think it looks just fine. I did want to line this vest and felt like a flannel would add some stability to the knit (and a bit of warmth).  I love this buffalo check in the colors of the vest, notice I did not match the checks, fabric and time limitations.


Simplicity 1499 from Mood Fabrics' jacquard knit - inside lining



    Here are the pockets and front zipper.  With the ponte trim, I sew it on the front, turn it and bind the edge.  I use several pins to hold the ponte binding in place and then stitch in the ditch.  Final step is to trim the ponte close to the stitching.

Simplicity 1499 from Mood Fabrics' jacquard knit - pocket details


    Back of the vest

Simplicity 1499 from Mood Fabrics' jacquard knit - back




    A close up of the collar, which both sides are the knit fabric. Simplicity 1499 from Mood Fabrics' jacquard knit -inside collar



    The forecast says at least a week of great weather,  so I will be wearing this vest so much!

Simplicity 1499 from Mood Fabrics' jacquard knit


Simplicity 1499 from Mood Fabrics' jacquard knit


Disclosure - I receive a monthly fabric allowance from Mood Fabrics to make a garment.  This garment is blogged at Mood Sewing Network first and then I will blog here about this garment.
 

4 comments:

  1. Love this vest. The black contrast trim really makes it pop and I like the fabric you chose for the lining. Love, Love!

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  2. This is nice and I love the color.

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  3. I like this vest and most particularly, I love the blue fabric. The color and texture are perfect!

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  4. Your vest turned out really cute. I have this pattern - but haven't made it up yet.

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