Earlier this week I debuted my new olive green pencil skirt here on the blog, and today I wore the matching vest! I made this matching cotton twill vest to have a sort of safari inspired suit when the two pieces are worn together. Instead of wearing the "suit" (if you will), I wore the green vest with a black pencil skirt instead.
I used McCall's M7056 Archive collection vest pattern, though I left off the collar. This pattern went together easily enough but I am actually not the biggest fan of the results. I feel like the the shoulder area is too long/big on me, making the bust area look a bit low (never desirable!). I probably should have made the C cup size not the D, as I forget how much extra ease is built into commercial patterns.
I don't wear this blouse very often as it does sort of make me feel like a billowy marshmallow, but it was fine with the vest over it. The bow is just so large! I do love the sleeves though, I need more sleeves like this in my wardrobe! The vintage brooch is a relatively new addition, I got it for a total steal because the pin back is actually broken. It stayed on just fine today dispute the damage, and I can't wait to wear it again with the matching earrings! These shoes are new too, I wanted a cognac colored pair for pairing with lighter summer suits this year.
Sadly our weather turned cold again today, hopefully spring returns soon!
|Skirt: Made by me|
Vest: Made by me
Blouse: random mail catalog
Brooch: Vintage (etsy)
Earrings: Made by me
Shoes: Nine West (via Amazon)