Guess What I did Yesterday?

Yesterday was a sewing day for me!!! I love to spend time in my sewing room, working with fabric and getting lost in the creative process. Northcott Fabrics recently sent me some fabrics from their new Oriental Odyssey collection in two different colorways. Since the focus fabric had the look of a vertical and horizontal patchwork detail, it was perfect for whipping up some new vests. When I started the above vest, I have to admit this was not my favorite colorway, but the finished vest ended up being my favorite!!!
I am definitely more of a teal type of person, so this colorway was perfect for me. I loved the accent colors of the navy and rust.
So, I was on a roll…..I got out the unfinished pieces that I used for the step-by-steps when we shot the DVD and decided to complete the vest. The above vest features a delicate batik on one side and a collection of squares and diagonal strips on the other side. The radiating paper-pieced block offers just a bit of detail.
I loved this focus fabric!!!!! I purchased it while I was away teaching on the New England cruise this summer and I mighty happy I did. Love, love this one and look forward to wearing it on my next trip.

So, have you made your Easy Reversible Vest yet?
All the best,

3 Responses to “Guess What I did Yesterday?”

  1. Jackie Says:

    Carol, Your vests look lovely! The fabric is gorgeous.

  2. Barbara in Georgia Says:

    Now I know what to do with those gorgeous Oriental large prints I have. What a fabulous idea!

  3. Betweens Says:

    I also love that Wisteria focal fabric (oriental) it just makes that vest so special.. you will get lots of comments and praise on that wonderful piece. Also you will be a great model to wear it..