DIY Vest Transitioning Into Fall With Simplicity Pattern 1284

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Thread It Thursday & the 1st day of “Fall”!!


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Lately, I have been into watching 1950’s & 1960’s classic movies. Of course, when you watch movies from those era’s you fall in love with the fashion.

Inspiration from those movies…eventually led me to find a great 1960’s vintage pattern.

Seeing the pattern….I immediately knew what I was going to make View D (the vest) of this pattern first.

I had leftover fabric from a previous sewing project which you can see here. Which I thought would be great. I get to mix vintage and modern.

With everything falling into place. Off to my sewing room, I go to bring my vision to life.

When I am sewing I put on a great movie or music I really love and just enjoy myself. The kids pop in and out….just to see how things are going and chit-chat a bit. When I’m in my sewing room my creativity just flows…..and I just enjoy the process.

This pattern was easy to follow. My only issue is I wish the pattern offered the option of adding a lining. Which gives the vest more ease with putting it on and taking off.

I made this pattern with the following alterations….

~ added a satin lining
~ omitted the facing on the arm holes


All in all, this was a great project, that I really enjoyed making this vintage pattern with a modern twist with my choice of textile.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Until Next Time,
Sewloveable ☺


8 thoughts on “DIY Vest Transitioning Into Fall With Simplicity Pattern 1284

  1. Hello Timeka,

    Aaaaaaah! This is so cool. Well done! Oldie fashion is the real deal. 😀

    I love how you layered on the white shirt, it looks so stylish. I’m glad that you chose to use lining, it gives the garment a professional finish. The hot pink colour of the satin is fun.

    Now I’m thinking, with boxy sleeves attached to this, it’ll look like a great kimono coat !

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