Dear friends asked me whether I would be prepared to make their son a waistcoat for his birthday. After some efforts to access a paper pattern second hand, I used the free pattern from mesewcrazy.
I managed to cut the main pattern pieces from a pair of jeans of the right colour. Then I chose some silk I was given for the lining. It was given to me by a friend whose friend had destashed this and other fabrics.
I found buttons that were just right at The Adelaide Remakery.
This waistcoat is an ode to the recipient’s favourite anime character.
The main pattern pieces incorporate seams from the original jeans they were made from. They look quite good, I think.