I recently completed this pale blue linen vest, and it’s a great layering piece. I used Vogue Pattern V8954, which is a Marcy Tilton pattern. It was fun piecing it together like a puzzle. I would rate the pattern as easy if you are using a stable woven fabric. Many seams are French seams showing on the outside, and the others are serged on the inside. I used some old buttons from Japanese kimonos for closures. The pattern tells you to have the wrong side of the collar showing up. However, I changed this, because I decided the right side of the collar looks much better facing upward on my particular garment.
To make my vest more interesting and unique, I added some Sashiko style stitching on the back and the front. I used a wool/acrylic blend embroidery thread made by Aurifil in Italy. I love wool embroidery thread—it has a beautiful texture that you just don’t get with standard DMC floss.
Photo credits to Jennifer S.