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Maybe you noticed that vest are 'in' right now. I did too but none fit me right. I found a good easy pattern but now I'm at a loss as far as fabric. I've worked with denim, cotton, fleece, and felt for other projects. None of those seem to fit for this...and I'm not sure what does. Ideas?
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What kind of look are you going for? And fitted or loose? (I'm a little hazy on what's in style) If I were making a vest, I'd use a wool herringbone or houndstooth. Easy to work with and you don't have to match the pattern.
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along these lines - sorry the picture is so small!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_N9okQR18Bk...omens-vest.jpg
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Velvet works, or you can also check the upholstry fabric section. Many of those work very very well for things like this, but the title "upholstry fabric" steers people away.
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I have some wool herringbone that I am eyeing for a vest too. I have this pattern cut out and just need to get it sewn up!
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You could use wool flannel and satin for the lapels to get that look, or a polyester suiting fabric for easier care.
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I'm going to check out the upholstery section, thanks for that tip!
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