Thursday, December 23, 2010

Business in the Front, Party in the Back: Making a Halter Vest

On the same thrifty trip as the Plaid Skirt, I also scored a pretty awesome tweed vest.
Check out the velvet accents at the collar and pockets

In the back, I cut a little above the bottom of the arm hole. Then again, beginning at the shoulder/arm hole and around the back-under the collar.

I finished the raw edges with a little stitching and a zig-zag.


Under the collar, I folded the edge in and stitched it down.

For the new back edge, I pressed a fold...

...then stitched elastic down just below the fold line.

I folded the edge over the elastic (pulling it tight), and stitched it down.

There it is. A Halter Vest.

Business in the front... in the back.


  1. I have never seen this done with a woolen. Very interesting. Very cute with the winter oxfords.

  2. this is something I might actually wear! it's a really great refashion Alison!

  3. Thanks, Michele. It's good to know these projects of mine appeal to more than just myself. :)

  4. That is so cool! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing: