Ride 'Em Cowboy - Vest - Part II
Thank you all for the compliments on the Intropia jacket - it seems like many of you like houndstooth, too! I did have someone ask me anonymously if I matched the pattern on purpose, and no, I didn't. It just happened to line up pretty well. I was more concerned with grainline which was a bit deceiving as the print was a bit off grain.
I've got the fringe and the front yokes in place on the vest! Here's a sneak peek:
To apply the fringe, I placed the edge of the fringe 1/4" from the edge of the fabric and zigzagged it in place. This held the fringe in place without further pinning or basting.
The yoke portion had the raw edges turned under and the piping basted in place just like the yokes of the shirt. The yoke were then pinned into place on the lower portion of the vest and the edges
If I have enough time, I will get the back sections joined today, too. They are prepped, but I do not have enough time to get them done before picking the children from school.
Parting Shot: Black and White. Since my children had appointments in the middle of the day yesterday, I decided to take a side trip down to Manchester from Concord to shop at Fabric Fix and Martin's House of Cloth. It is hard to tell but I picked up black corduroy, cream/white stretch velvet, black interfacing, fusible interfacing for my coat and some black knit interfacing, along with some bridal trims that were on sale.
I found out that Martin's House of Cloth is liquidating all of their apparel fabrics and will be carrying only quilting cotton, fleece and their home dec fabrics. Everything is on sale from 30 to 60% off, including all the bridal and special occassion, notions, buttons, ribbons, etc. I am sad to see this happen, as I won't have a source for bridal fabrics of all kinds, nicer buttons, notions, etc. in less than 1 1/2 hours drive from here. I'll probably go back and see what else I can get - they need to clear that stuff out before the end of the month, so they might up the sale percentages.