Simplicity 1499 | The Perfect Layering Piece!

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After a couple of heavily involved projects, I always like to cleanse my sewing palette with something really quick and easy, like this adorable little vest.
I used Simplicity 1499 and this really cool down fabric I found at Joann's.
I cut the size 14 and this baby sewed up so quickly. The only thing that extended the construction process was the seam binding. I wrote a tutorial on how I sew bias tape with mitered corners.
I've worked with prequilted fabric like this before, but it was years ago and I still wear my Simplicity 2812 jacket.
I found this fabric pretty easy to sew using my BERNINA Walking Foot and a Microtex needle. I used my serger to finish the seams.
I love the bias tape finish.
And I am always excited about a metal exposed zipper.
I love this vest and I think I'll be making at least one more!

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19 comments

  1. Love how you finished it up with the bias tape. Totally put new meaning to a vest! I already have the boots so I definitely need to add this to my list of projects!

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    1. It's such a quick piece to make. I can't wait to make another! Thanks pdowdie!

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  2. Love this vest. The bias tape binding really makes it special. Fabulous!

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  3. I love it and currently working on the view with the slanted zipper.

    Dee with BWHAT!
    Bust Waist Hips and Thighs
    www.bwhat.org

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    1. That's awesome! thanks Dee!

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  4. Very nice! I don't know how you snag such good finds at Joanne's!

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  5. Cute! I was eyeing this fabric at Joann's, too. Love how your vest turned out.

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  6. Thank you Carmen. I think I'll go back and get the red.

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  7. Hi, I just want to say that your beauty and confidence shine though in every photo you post. And you are a great sewist, too. I enjoy seeing the clothing that you have made.

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  8. Lovely vest Ms. Erica! Quick project though? This vest looks totally RTW and very detailed (long) project! I was so surprised to see you mention it was quick! I love vests and just have not made as many as I would like. You may have inspired me to change that!

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    1. It was really quick. The vest itself could've been sewn within an hour. The binding is what slows it down. But you can turn on a movie and be done! Thanks Myra!

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  9. As soon as I saw your post and that this was a pattern, went right out and bought it....well I waited a week until the pattern went on sale but anywhooo I got it and my fabric. I paid this pattern no mind until I aw yours. Thanks for posting this super cute vest.

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    1. I was casually flipping through the book, and there it was. So glad I found it! Thanks Michelle!

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  10. I just finished and posted on Pattern Review this very same pattern, and the very same fabric! Someone tipped me to your blog and I had to check it out. It's such a great pattern and LOVE the fabric. You did exactly what I did, using the walking foot the entire construction.
    Great job, wonderful pictures!

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