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!