How many of these vests have I made? This is at least my second, and I love it. I love making them, and I love wearing it. What is better than wearing a quilt?
Plus, it has pockets. So good! And the snaps are really important. It took me several years before adding snaps to my first one, and it was such a game changer that I added snaps to this one instantly.
I also added a label (KATM from here) with “circa 2021” on it. It’s a fun detail for this quilted vest or any garment really. I like the reminder of when I made it since time seems to move along so quickly.
This color grey is really wearable for me, and it’ll go with most anything in my closet. The lining is a darker crosshatch.
I always like a lining to be a little bit of an accent or departure from the exterior.
The first vest I made was machine quilted. This version is hand quilted with a coppery-brown, thick thread. Just because the fabrics are grey and black, doesn’t mean you can’t pop in a little bit of color. The hand quilting makes it even more cozy.
The directions have you quilt the front separately from your lining, so that the lining can cover the side and shoulder times when you put it all together. Of course I got too excited about the quilting that I forgot about this detail and quilted everything together. This just meant I needed to figure out a way to finish the shoulder and side seams. I used bias tape to finish the seams, and I’m happy with the look.
Pattern: Purl Soho Quilted Wool Vest Pattern
Fabric: CF Grid Group (from Collection CF)
(If you are curious about my sweatshirt, here are the details on that.)