This is something that is NOT new. We have been sewing quilted jackets since the 80s. Remember? Yeah, those of us that have been sewing for all these years and started sewing in the womb would have already been there, done that.
But, what is old is new again right? I found this quilted vest pattern from Purl Soho. It’s one of my favorite shops in NYC. They have awesome knitting patterns too. This is a free pattern, and I asked permission from them to post about it and to teach it. They granted permission.
Please folks, when posting about things that you’re sewing, always, always give credit to the original designer. The myth that changing something 10% in the art world in order to make it your own….Guess what…It’s not true! You can still get sued for copyright infringement. The reason this doesn’t happen very often is that people who are average citizens don’t want to spend the money to do it. I am digressing from my original topic, but it is somewhat related. Maybe I will expound on this in a separate post.
Anyway, the pattern is very simple. Here is my original post about fabric choice.
When the Tula Pink Curiouser and Curiouser fabric first got to the shop this week, I couldn’t believe how perfectly it went with my line of fabric for Studio e All Lined Up. It’s such a perfect match for each other. I love the fact that stripes bring life to everything. I knew I had to make something right away. I wanted to make something wearable.
Somehow I came across the Purl Soho quilted vest. I must have seen it on Instagram. I immediately wrote to them and asked for permission to make the vest and put it on my blog. I also asked permission to teach this vest. They gave me permission, so long as I didn’t lift photos from their site and put them onto my site or on any advertising for the class.
The Queen of Hearts print by Tula Pink is just to die for. Of course, that’s what I call it. The official name of this print is The Red Queen. I just think it’s hilarious. I remember that character from the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland. She was brash and loudmouthed, and had that little minion that ran around after her. I am sure that Disney knew exactly what they were doing when they created that character.
I commenced with the cutting.
With this print or any large print, it’s important to make sure that it is somewhat fussy cut. The images have to line up just right.
The pattern comes in multiple sizes. Lately I have been slacking off of my exercise routine to sew. I can tell you that I maybe should have made a larger size hahahaha. (I look at my sewing machine and I look at my running shoes and say “which one should I do?”)
Watch my progress!