Red Vest Finished!
BWOF 2/08 #116
Thank you all for the birthday wishes!
I was able to finish the red vest this weekend, although not in the manner that I had hoped. The plan was to get the buttons and have the buttonholes made in NYC. That didn't happen for a variety of reasons - some of the button shops I wanted to go to were closed on the weekend (one downside of visiting the garment district on the weekend is that not everything is open). Because the trip was partly for my daughter's enjoyment, I decided to spend a little more time doing what she wanted and figured that I could make the buttonholes at home.
Which is exactly what I did, early Sunday morning. I had already marked the position of the buttonholes, so that was easy. I ended up using some vintage buttons that I already had - they were plan B in case I didn't find any in NYC anyway. I can always change them later if I find some I like better.
I wore the outfit to church on Sunday, so you'll have to excuse the wrinkles in the photo. This was taken late Sunday night after choir practice and evening service.
I am really happy with the vest and now I have a three piece suit if I want to wear it that way!
Parting Shot: Shoes. I got these shoes as a birthday gift from my husband. We were out shopping the other day and I didn't buy them, so he went right back the next week and got them because they were the only pair like them in the store and the only ones I liked. They are great for wearing around the house all day and of course they're trimmed in red!