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)