Butterick 6064 by KAtheRine Tilton
To feel like I am accomplishing something, I chose to make this pattern as it is basically a large rectangle with armholes and two buttonholes. The interesting part is the mitered corners that provide a self facing and give some weight to the drape of the item. I chose to interface the borders for extra weight.
I chose 100% linen which I washed and dried to avoid shrinkage. It turned out so soft and comfortable. I found this a little hard to drape around the neck, so spent lots of time in front of the mirror! The Striped Linen was made in Size Medium, and the Blue in Small.
The next one I made was in a synthetic collection that had a creased texture and a little shine. It was in my favorite steel blue color and had coordinating flowered brocade. I used French seams inside and again, interfaced the borders. There is a band that is sewn along the upper shoulders attaching to the armholes in the back to provide some structure to the rectangle so that it stays put.
I love the pleat on the pocket, another detail that makes these patterns unique.
I feel elegant in this vest, and plan on taking it on our first River Cruise in the fall. It folds and rolls up nicely and doesn't hold creases.