Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Six Year Vest

Oh, it only took a couple of hours to cut it out and put it together back in the fall of 2002...but I've been carrying it around in a zip-lok bag ever since, sewing on beads while waiting at the dentist, the doctor, play practice, drama competitions...anywhere I had to sit and wait and wait and wait...

Of course, sometimes I sewed buttons on costumes or hemmed pants or some other such urgent task while waiting instead of sewing on the beads, so perhaps that explains why it took six years.

It's upholstery fabric, and there were little colored dashes in each of the scalloped motifs. I bought little beads in colors as close to those little dashes as I could, and proceeded to just cover the dash with the appropriate color bead.

I skipped a could I sew buttons and buttonholes on? I thought I *might* do some hook and eyes, but, ya know, I think I'll just leave it open.

Now...wherever shall I wear it... LOL


  1. Wear it around town, doing all of that SAHM stuff. It looks really good.

  2. Congratulations on finally finishing "the vest"!

  3. Lisa, This is the first time I"ve visited your blog and I love it. Your vest is just plain beautiful. I love sewing usually jackets with upholstery or drapery fabrics and just last year I beaded a bolero to go with a dress I made for a wedding . I thought beading was really fun.Happy Sewing!

  4. Lisa, your vest is absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations on persevering and finishing it! It really looks lovely on you.

  5. Congrats on finishing, I know how it is with beads! Wear it out - it's too lovely to stay in the closet.

  6. It's very cute. I think it looks good the way you're wearing it in the photo.