And so, to keep the spirit of my Winter Coat alive here in the tropics, I've made a mini version - the Louisa vest by Burdastyle. The actual pattern for this is quite cropped. I added 8-10 cm to the length. I also added the pockets. More on those later.
I used the rest of my wool/mohair fabric for the shell, teal cotton voile for the lining and the japanese cotton lawn that I lined my coat with, to line the pockets. Now I can wear my vest, while pondering the happy memories of spending that one sensational weekend with/in my coat.
A few details:
Cute metal shank buttons with cute flower detail
Jet pockets with flaps
Styled with shiny metal bow-tie necklace. I love this necklace, but do you think it looks a little silly when paired with the vest?
Overall, I'm happy with my vest. It's quite a nice 'warm' addition to my wardrobe.