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.