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The Hubby’s Waistcoat

Hi all

I’ve not disappeared from the face of the earth honest! It’s been a busy month of my birthday and of course my cousins wedding which was beautiful! Here’s a pic of the cousins wedding photo:

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Of course I wore the Betty dress I made from Eliza M Vintage I got lots of compliments that I made it myself!

Then after the wedding we stopped in Norfolk for the week camping which was brilliant but def need a rest lol!

I had forgotten to post my hubby’s Waistcoat that I made from the Great British Sewing Bee
1st book that Lynne from Sew Forth in Howden kindly lent me and of course bought the ever so lovely Makower essentials grey scroll and Makower mid grey solid from her shop too. If you haven’t been to And Sew Forth yet please do its such a gem and nice to have a local fabric shop instead if me treaking to leeds! Please see And Sew Forth Facebook page as Lynne hosts a range of classes too also Howden has some fab tea rooms too so no excuses!!

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The only downside was that I had to download the pattern and piece it together but it wasn’t that bad to piece together as it was clearly numbered which was quite refreshing as I’ve tried piecing others before and ended in diaster lol.

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The instructions were a bit vague for a novice like me but once I had debate with the hubby it soon came together real easy and it had me testing out my new 1 step button hole feature on my new signer stylist 9960 it’s such a breeze I don’t think I could ever go back to 4 step lol! I’ve even made my own covered buttons with swirl fabric for some contrast :mrgreen:

So here is the finished Waistcoat:

Front

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Back

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I also used the lovely patterned swirls to line the inside too. The hubby wanted the swirls to show on the outer back for it be different and really is cool.

So another completed project for someone else I best be careful not to turn into a social sewist rather than selfish lol!!

Ta ta for now

Sal x

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