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Dropje Vest for me!

Dropje Vest sewn by Anna Graham, pattern by Waffle Patterns

Dropje Vest sewn by Anna Graham, pattern by Waffle Patterns

Ahhhh! I’m so excited about actually finishing this vest (Dropje Vest by Waffle Patterns). I bought the pattern from Indiesew immediately after seeing it as part of the Indiesew winter collection. And I loved the fabric she used in her sample, so I bought that, too (unfortunately it’s sold out now)! I knew it looked like it would be a little more complicated to sew and was sort of worried that I might have put it off until next fall to sew it up. But I finally decided I need to just do it already. It’s what’s about seasonal clothing, that if I don’t sew it now, I might as well put it off for another six months. But I’m so glad I didn’t.

Dropje Vest sewn by Anna Graham, pattern by Waffle Patterns

I followed Allie’s tutorial for quilting and prepping the vest pieces. Of course I’m glad that I have quilting experience but it was nice to know that her method worked well for this particular pattern. Takes the guess work and fear out of it which is so nice. I also have quite a few wool batting scraps that were just perfect for this vest. And to top it all off I even had the right size zipper!

Dropje Vest sewn by Anna Graham, pattern by Waffle Patterns

I didn’t make any modifications to the pattern and I love how it fits. The PDF was really nice in that all the sizes are separated into layers (which you can toggle on and off depending on your size). It was so nice to switch on my size layer, print, and cut easily without having any confusion. The illustrations were awesome and very detailed. I thought the initial prep work ended up feeling like it went on forever. But the same goes for making bags, once the pieces are all cut/interfacing and ready, the sewing goes along really smoothly.

Dropje Vest sewn by Anna Graham, pattern by Waffle Patterns

I did end up stitching the arm and zipper facings to the lining by hand. I suppose I could have topstitched them down, but I didn’t want to interfere with the quilting lines of the vest. It was worth the bit of time and effort to not have to worry about the facings popping out when I wear it. I think if I made another I’d probably take the time to figure out how to make a full lining work, but I’m sure this one vest will be enough for me for now.

Dropje Vest sewn by Anna Graham, pattern by Waffle Patterns


Pattern: Dropje Vest by Waffle Patterns
Fabric: Chenille Tweed from Indiesew and Robert Kaufman Carolina Gingham for the lining
Zipper: wawak.com

 


Hope you have a great weekend!Dropje Vest sewn by Anna Graham, pattern by Waffle Patterns

 

12 thoughts on “Dropje Vest for me!

  1. Susie says:

    Love this!!

  2. charlottepb says:

    It’s really lovely, such a great pattern. I totally get the sew for now, in fact I’ve been trying to plan so I’m not do missed matched!

  3. yuki@WafflePatterns says:

    Love your version!! The combo of warm texture and plaid pattern is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the photos.

  4. Teresa says:

    This looks great on you Anna! And how gorgeous is all of that snow!

  5. Tracy says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous! Thanks for this post and for sharing the details!

  6. Ashley says:

    That gingham and tweed look so great together – and great on you! You’re such a beautiful and talented lady!

  7. Heather says:

    Wow so cute! Looks great and cozy!

  8. Jenny says:

    Very nice! I’ve been wanting to make this for a while. I made one of Waffle Patterns’ coats and agree they are great patterns!

  9. Kim says:

    It looks fantastic!

  10. Jeni says:

    It turned out so adorable! It looks incredibly cozy!

  11. looks great! I love that fabric, it looks thick and soft.

  12. okay, i am now obsessed with this vest! loved seeing your version and now putting this at the top of my to-sew list. (:

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