Thursday, September 15, 2011

the vest...

I've been wanting to make Leonie's vest for so long now, I love it's simplicity & infact it's quite versatile too... 
and since we're moving into warmer weather I thought I'd try it out using cotton, this one is 'Latte' from Bendigo Woolen Mills... 

It's soft & drapey & I'm mostly happy with it, though I may have made the back a little wide... 

I do think I'll try the winter version in a lovely warm charcoal wool too, how could I not!  Thanks so much for sharing this pattern Leonie, I love it!  More Creative Spaces here...

29 comments:

  1. This is sooooo pretty Mel! Why are we not seeing you as the model however??!!

    Have a great day.

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  2. this is beautiful, i adore asymmetric designs! and the color will go with just about anything. a winter version in charcoal will be fantastic!

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  3. So soft and flattering. It falls so lovely. Something to aspire to thank you.

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  4. Wow it's absolutely lovely - perfect timing for this lovely weather too!

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  5. It looks fantastic! It'll go great with jeans or skirts - job well done!!!!

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  6. Love the vest! It is perfect for the spring and the colour is so pretty!

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  7. I really really love this style!!
    Beautiful Mel. I'd love to try this!xx

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  8. You've done a beautiful job Mel. I love the colour you chose and using cotton is a great idea you'll be able to still get lots of use during Spring. x

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  9. Wow! That really looks fabulous. What a great design and your styling is gorgeous :) Kx

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  10. Oh that looks sooo comfy plus it will go with any color!! Totally inspired by it!

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  11. that is stunning Mel ! Well done you :)

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  12. Looks beautiful and comfy. I really like the way it drapes!

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  13. That colour is so fab, I wish I could crochet, I need one of these :-)

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  14. wow Mel, that is so beautiful! such a beautiful colour. I remember seeing it at Leonies & loving it & wishing I could make it..

    i bet you are wearing it as I type.

    hope you R ok today ♥

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  15. Your vest is beautiful and the color is gorgeous. It looks so comfy. I have long wanted to crochet something like this, but I do not know if I ever get to it.

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  16. FA-BU-LOUS !!! i love love it !!!!

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  17. Oh it's LOVELY!! Just gorgeous work Mel, i can imagine that being worn in those between season wardrobe hiccup moments, it's perfect!!
    Just read your comment on Alice Becomes about your son & his imagination, he's keeping it to himself, that is so desperately heart breaking, i live to listen to my children's imaginative play, so while i notice my high schooler is of course, growing up, she still joins in with her siblings when they play dolls houses & the like, it's gorgeous. Do try to hold on. Maybe girls are different as my almost 10y.o. twins are still very much into playing, it's gorgeous, i want to bottle it. I know i'll be so disappointed when it all ceases. Lego games are a huge interest here too, as they make up houses & families, it's a bit cooler than dolls. Love Posie

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  18. It's lovely. I like it in the cotton. I've had a nice wool one on my crochet hook for a long while too....

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  19. so well designed and pretty...looks beautiful!

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  20. OH...I LOVE IT!!!! I am just home from work and have worn a purple version all day and its just the BEST!! Congratulations to you!!

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  21. This is so lovely! The style, the colour, everything about it is perfect! x

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  22. I've tried to make something very similar, but the result was not so pleasant. This is one is so inviting, and looks easy and comfortable.

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  23. This is so gorgeous.. Which stitch did you use for the wrap/vest? I really want to make one :D

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  24. im sorry I just can't tell, is this a crocheted version or a knit stitch i am unfamiliar with?

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  25. this is gorgeous! i have just found your pics. do you have details (hook size, yarn & weight) that you can share along with a pattern? your version of Leonie's vest is great. I would love to recreate it!

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  26. I want the pattern for this vest. Please tell me how to get it!
    Thanks

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