It’s unselfish sewing month over on my Facebook Stashbusting Sewalong group and I’m the host, so I thought I’d better lead by example and make a few things for other people. I started out with this Seamwork Denali vest, which I thought Mark might like and I scrap busted some fabric left over from his coat, so I’m feeling extra virtuous.
Here is a better view of it. Please note that it’s supposed to have snaps down the front but I truly haven’t had a chance as Mark rarely takes it off!
This is a really nice pattern. It has an opportunity for contrasts on the yoke and pockets, and also for quilted fabric. The pattern photos actually show one with leather contrasts, but I decided not to so that I could launder it more easily.
The wool that I made Mark’s from has already been pre-washed and it didn’t shrink at all, so I can heave it into the machine with carefree abandon.
We’ve been dogsitting Heidi, and this vest is the perfect thing for dog walking, even in wintry weather, the wool just seems to repel the rain.
I lined the vest with some tartan flannel, and asked Mark to display it for this post. He did this rather coyly…
and then suddenly went into full on flasher mode – makes me laugh every time I see this photograph!!
He’s also wearing a new sweatshirt I made him using the Metro Men’s Tee shirt pattern, and some very elderly tracksuit pants that now appear to be a bit short, so I’ve made a mental note to make a few more pairs for him.
The wool fabric came from Knitwit and it is a sensational fabric, but may now be sold out.