I can totally understand why making arguably the most boring garments ever won't appeal to everyone. For most people who like to sew, time to do so is at a premium. Many would prefer to spend their precious time making a beautiful dress out of eye-catching fabric that will make them feel like a total starlet when they're wearing it. I have often heard it said or seen it written, 'Why make something that I can buy easily and cheaply in the shops?'.
I get that, I really do. But I don't feel like that. Making an item that ends being relied on and worn very frequently gives me a real buzz and sense of achievement. I like to be reminded that my sewing skills can equip me with some of my most fundamental wardrobe needs. Don't get me wrong, I love to make a fabulous dress as much as the next sewing chica, but the ratio of time taken to make it compared to how often it gets worn frustrates me so I don't make such things very often.
Aside from during the height of Summer, I usually wear a vest under my tops. But lots of my tops, T-shirts and blouses aren't entirely opaque which can lead to wierd effects when paired with a bright coloured vest underneath. So I gathered some pieces of jersey, one flesh tone, one white and one black, and made this little range of basics. I'm now set for whatever outfits I come up with.
But don't worry, not all my recent vest-making activities have been to produce boring basics!:
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