I made the vest out of a gray denim that I picked up at Joann's. I used a double fold extra wide bias tape to finish off most of the raw edges.
I made it so that the vest was sewn together on one side, and snapped together on the other. If I were to make another vest like this, I'd probably have it snap on both sides.
|Obviously I wasn't in the mood to iron out the vest for the photo shoot.|
There is a pocket on either side of the vest. With the one side sewn shut, I am guessing that it is going to be rather difficult to flip the vest around when one side is full. However, if my parents are picking apples together, my mom can just load her's into the back side of the vest.
|Milton, NH Mackenzie Farms|
Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Tips, Tricks, and Techniques is a little segment that I plan on starting. It may happen on a weekly basis, or maybe randomly according to my posts. It is a segment that I am starting in an effort to become a better sewist. I feel like I'm learning everyday. Most of my learning comes through trial and error. Whenever I start a project that involves techniques that I haven't before attempted, I provide myself the opportunity to learn a bit more.
I would love to share the little bits of sewing knowledge with you. . My plan is to occasionally post tutorials on sewing techniques. I'd love to know if there is a specific technique that you'd like me to post on. I'm open to suggestions. Some examples of techniques that I am referring to would be: sewing darts, creating pleats, sewing French seams, creating a blind hem, applying facings to a garment, ect. Please let me know if there's a sewing technique that you'd like to explore together.
That being said, with this apple picking vest I worked with boning for the first time. Boning is a wonderful thing. It is often used in creating corsets, and fitted gowns. It can be used to provide stability to everyday garments as well. I've also seen it used on nursing aprons, which allows for the apron to stay open so that you can sneak a peak at your nursing babe.
I found a great video tutorial online that helped me apply the boning to the vest. I thought that today I'd share that with you, rather than creating a tutorial of my own.
Another great reference point is this article from Threads Magazine.
Thanks for reading. I'll be linking here.