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?
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.
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.
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!
You could use wool flannel and satin for the lapels to get that look, or a polyester suiting fabric for easier care.
I'm going to check out the upholstery section, thanks for that tip!