|This is my new|
double flannel Birdie Vest
More about fabric and stitching
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Below are some web links related to
the January episode.
A Nod to Vests in History
In The Scarlet Pimpernel, one of my favorite classic romance stories, Sir Percy Blakney wore vests (He called them waistcoats and it sounded like weskits). You can download a free text or audio book version of this public domain work from Librivox.
|McCalls Vest 2260|
Connie Crawford for Butterick 5473
|Folkwear Tibetan Panel Coat/Vest|
Tutus versus Tofu
|The Nureyev Exhibit at|
the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park
Runs through mid February 2013
I sew to create my own look, so I don't want to recreate the picture on the front of the pattern envelope. As a sewist, I also don't want to be inspired, by overly affected by, other people's designs. So, it's a good thing I didn't see this video, which focuses on the Lilac Fairies costume before Larissa encountered that exact garment in my e-book novella My Heart Beats Faster in Past Times. If I had, I wouldn't have been able to get caught up imagining my own version. But now, I can just get a kick out of seeing what somebody who created the real deal came up with.
Wikipedia describes several different styles of tutus and explains more about how they are constructed.