Maple Leaf Vest

The body of this vest was cut from two long kimono panels from Laura Murray Designs.  Carrie wanted to include as many of the blue-outlined leaves as possible, so she pieced the back to take best advantage of those elements.  The back pieces are framed with multi-color raw silk scraps from Mekong River Textiles.  Carrie was able to use the selvage edge of the same scrap to create the band, so it is a single light weight layer.  The fabric for the sides was found in Carrie’s stash; its not silk, but the colors were just right!  Directions for making a swing-sided vest are included in Swing Variations for the Tabula Rasa Jacket.  Of course, a vest can also be made with a basic side panel and you can see other samples like that in this photo gallery.

Maple Leaf Vest - back

One Response to “Maple Leaf Vest”

  1. Rosemary February 7, 2017 at 1:41 am #

    Very beautiful. Will have to try something like it soon. Thanks for showing it

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