Vest With Volume, Kimono Buttons, Sashiko Details:  Marcy Tilton Vogue Pattern 8954

Vest With Volume, Kimono Buttons, Sashiko Details: Marcy Tilton Vogue Pattern 8954featured

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.Marcy Tilton Pattern V8954Marcy Tilton Pattern V8954

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.Marcy Tilton Pattern V8954Marcy Tilton Pattern V8954

I styled this look with jeans I received from Stitch Fix (brand is Kut from the Kloth) and my favorite Frye boots, an old Athleta hoodie, and fingerless gloves that I knitted last year.Marcy Tilton Pattern V8954

The vest is casual—probably a bit too nice to be wearing around the chickens, however!  This little lady did not want to be held.Marcy Tilton Pattern V8954Marcy Tilton Pattern V8954

Photo credits to Jennifer S.

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Stephanie Koski

Stephanie is a retired physician, mother to three boys, and an avid gardener with many hobbies and interests. She lives outside of Salem, Oregon, in the mid-Willamette Valley.
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