Wednesday, April 24, 2013

DIY Sleeveless Vest

An absolute staple in my closet is a little black dress, so the perfect spring update is  sheer over sheer over sheer.  I made this dress by draping on my form that's three sizes too big which made this simple little dress take way too long.  The fabric is this gorgeous sheer with lace and ribbon that I've had for over ten years stuck in a bin in my basement, who would have known.

Now on to the vest!

Being a huge fan of the Balenciaga vest I decided to break out this Cynthia Rowley pattern 1756 using this  Italian Cotton Sateen fabric from Mood and the pattern altering began.

Alterations:
Added 9 inches in length
Opted to square the hem as opposed to curve
Added a square faux flap pocket instead of the external square pockets
Left off the bottons
Extended the lapels
Added a trim to the armhole
Added a 1/2" shoulder pad that I covered with the same fabric









Dress- DIY
Vest-DIY
Clutch-Fendi
Heels-Jean Michael Cazabat
Earrings-DIY
Bracelet-YSL
Shades-Ralph Lauren






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8 comments:

  1. Girl all I can say is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  2. This vest is crazy, I love it. The shoulder detail is amazing

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  3. Tiffany from ChicagoThursday, April 25, 2013

    Wow Niki that vest is perfect. You are so freakin talented girl

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  4. You are so pretty. Are you single?

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  5. I love the dress, vest & shoes!

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Nikki

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