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Sewing for the Hubby

Brendan doesn't ask me to make things for him often. We've known each other more than 7 1/2 years. I can think of one, maybe two things he's asked me to make him in that time. So, when he does ask, I get really excited.

Lately he's been pretty obsessed with the idea of a vest. We checked a few stores (even though he hates shopping). No luck. We checked the thrift store. No luck. But, while there I happened to see a vintage pattern for a vest. Straight from the 80s and only 25 cents. But, hey, a vest is a vest. Next thing you know, we've bought it and are headed to the fabric store.

A couple of weeks (hey, the kids have been sick) and two naptimes later-
Brendan's Snazzy Vest
Brendan's Snazzy Vest
Brendan's Snazzy Vest
He is thrilled with how it turned out. I am mostly thrilled. If I make another one for him, I'm going to lengthen it by about an inch.

I did have to pull out my sewing machine manual during the process. These were my first buttonholes on this machine (which I've owned for at least three years). Pitiful really. I'm glad to say that the Beginning Clothing Construction class I took in college came in handy once again and the buttonholes are beautiful.

Now, I'm in the mood to sew more clothing. It's time to dig into the stash and into all the online tutorials I have bookmarked and see what I can come up with. I might even make something for myself.


Jennifer said…
Snazzy! Great job =)
veryterry said…
you are awesome, Trina. Totally looks professional. Hope Sam is feeling all better. Talk to you soon! :)
debbie said…
It looks great! I love that you can just make something like that for him when he wants it and you can't find it at the store.
balloongal said…
That vest is gorgeous. Well done.
TopHat said…
I love it! I wish I had your skills, because I love vests on men!
Me said…
Looks great!
Anonymous said…
Who is that sexy beast you are married to? You lucky girl. He looks great in that fabulous vest you made for him.

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