Simplicity 1756 Long Vest and Double-Breasted Vest


Hi, here is Simplicity 1756. This pattern is designed by Cynthia Rowley.



I have some vest patterns, but I hadn't purchased double-breasted blazer. So I bought this pattern last year. I made two vests this time; a khaki linen version and black polyester version.
I made this long vest with the khaki linen. Long vests are in fashion in Japan now. I wanted to wear it to have a casual style, so I changed the design a great many of the parts. First, I converted the collar from double-breasted to single-breasted. Moreover, I added 6 inches to the length. I didn't make the button holes because I wasn't thinking of doing button up. I usually choose a size 8 in commercial patterns, but I thought this pattern is smaller than others. And the hip area is never too small! This vest goes well with wide range of clothes.


I finished up the black vest a few days ago. I made it from stretch satin polyester. I usually shorten the length, but I mostly didn't change the design. I sewed the button holes and buttons, but I will not button it when I wear it.



This vest designed by Rag and Bone. Long vests (knee-length) are very popular now; I have to make the one until it goes out of fashion! I will wear it with white denim or short pants for the summer. I usually avoid white denim because they make me look fat! I think I have a pear shaped body, but the long vest can help me to hide that problem :) 

Fabric:  60" 2 3/8(Khanki), 60" 1 3/4 (Black)
Total time spent: 8hours (Black)




12 comments

  1. Both your vests look so beautiful and you styled them so well.

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    1. Thank you, I am glad of you like it:)))

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  2. Anonymous4/17/2016

    I love the both style. Well they look cute - great job!

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    1. Thank you!I am flatterd!

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  3. Great styling and it fits you really well. Im more like a long-sleeve-jacket person (or just slow in following fashion :).
    I like both versions, they are wardrobe staples!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I will make it longer vest again. Are you making a jacket? I can't wait for your next post:)

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  4. Beautiful, Eli!

    I like how brown looks on you, but the buttons on the black. And agree with others, you're great stylist;)
    Mariana

    PS I'm actually not sure, is your name Eli? (I like you link it with cats, I am a cat lover)

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    1. Thank you for the kind word, Mariana!
      Yes, I really love cats and have a lot of Hello Kitty items:))) My name is just Eli.

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  5. I've never bothered with this pattern until your blog. You made your vests look fabulous and stylish! Are your vests same as the pattern vest back?

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    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! I love the both vests.
      I didn't make the cut outs in the back. I posted the review on PatternReview.com. You can see the back style ;)
      http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/123171

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  6. Both vests are just fabulous and I agree with the others - wonderful styling!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Tomasa. I am really pleased :)))

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