alik day vest project...

 
 
racerback jersey top - by csevenm
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A collection of standard second hand upcycled vests with elegant details. A crisp white top is a wardrobe staple in my life, once upon a time some might of considered that my white top collection was bordering on obsession, vests, t-shirts, shirts, knitwear, etc. You name the top I had several, and although I might feel frivolous buying yet another white top, there is nothing to stop me from making another one.

 
 
alik vest by csevenm
 

the re-imagining of an old white t-shirt into an easy throw on summer vest

 

alik vest

by csevenm

 
alik vest by csevenm
 
 

I picked the original t-shirt up at a sample sale on the Kings Road last autumn and packed it away ready for warmer weather.

Although I like the original tee, a little personalised one-day project could make it a little more interesting and the new shape is the perfect cut for hot weather.

alik vest by csevenm
 

The sample sale tee was washed and pressed in preparation for cutting. Then cut along the shoulder seam through to the sleeve hem. Folded at centre front and centre back I laid the sample flat, then re-cut the neckline and armhole. Bound the front and back neckline, then re stitched the front neckline by hand with gold embroidery thread. Finally I stitched the binding from the side seam around the armhole with strap lengths included.

 
alik vest by csevenm
alik vest by csevenm
 

At the very end I felt something was missing, so decided to cut the folded edge off the hem for a raw finish.

 
alik vest by csevenm
alik vest by csevenm
 
alik vest by csevenm
alik vest by csevenm
alik vest by csevenm
 
alik vest by csevenm
 

 

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