Waxed Canvas Vest - WIP
Working on a waxed canvas vest for my husband. Love these welt pockets, my official second welt pocket ever! I love how it has the extra fold added, the instructions for this confused me at first, but after messing with the fabric I was able to get my head wrapped around it.
Those are residual chalk marks on the fabric.
This vest is to replace his old vest he refers to as 'big puffy'. Its an old camo puffer vest from Old Navy that is faded and threadbare. I'm actually surprised it's lasted as long as it has, I wouldn't say Old Navy is of superior quality. He is the kind of guy that doesn't run out an buy something new every season, or even when trends change. If that piece serves a purpose, he'll use it until it's done. I hope this new vest lasts longer than the Old Navy one, maybe even be passed down to future offspring!?! I love that by making it by hand you can choose the fabrics, insulation weights, thread and stitch! It's definitely not fast fashion!
This vest is a nice waxed canvas from Big Duck Canvas, a basic taffeta lining ( I don't remember where I got this, but it's a very common fabric), using Gutterman thread, my favorite and lined with 210g 3M Thinsulate from Seattle Fabrics. I love Seattle fabrics so much. Pattern is From Leayla Jane, it's the William Vest.
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