Anyways, as the title suggests, I'm done with the waistcoat!
Baby has not tried it on yet because I'm terrified of ruining it before Uncle's wedding day. Even though I know there will be sick or dribble on it within 5 minutes.
The best thing about this is the "free"-ness of it: it's just fabric I had lying around which I'd already mentally written-off the cost of! The front is some light-weight woven silk brocade from Hong Kong which I used to make a dress for a friend about 10 years ago. The back is several layers of "premium" white dress-lining fabric. I think the pattern would work well in almost any fussy "special" fabric for the front, with slippy lining for the back.
|Woo: covered buttons!|
I toyed with the idea of false welt-pockets on the front, but in the end I decided it was too much on such a small waistcoat. Perhaps they'll appear on Moonraker 2.0 for a bigger baby. It's not like he needs anywhere for all that stuff he carries around: he's got a minder for that!
My mum expressed shock over a pink waistcoat for a boy (or at least what sounded like surprise on the phone). What do you think? Real men wear pink shirts, right? Plus, it's nice and wedding-y I think.
Anyway, I'm thinking of giving this pattern away for free, when I've done the instructions... any takers?