Duan de Beer

Wedding Waistcoat of Awesomeness

 

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I hate to bore you with the mundane details of sweatshop life, but this waistcoat was my first attempt at an entirely new sequence of production involving an open center back, a somewhat confusing facing attachment, and the armholes going in first, and I had TOO much fun figuring it out!

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It was made all the more complicated by needing to first okay this awesome paisley piping with Duan before stitching it up properly. (here it’s still done by hand, so looks a little untidy)

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I simply ignored the original instructions to do covered buttons (it makes me feel too much like a granny) and went in for these awesome ostrich eggshell buttons instead. On a side note; beads of ostrich eggshell are some of the earliest known jewelry, in case you were wondering 😉

And now: BACK TO WORK!!!

More details will be uploaded as I finish them off.

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