Opposites can take on many different interpretations - opposite season; opposites on the color wheel; plaids and stripes, etc - you get the idea. My opposite is going to be opposing seasons.
In my part of the world we are currently in mid-summer - the perfect time to make a quilted winter vest! I will be using Vogue 8757 as my pattern. This is a jacket pattern, but I'm going to turn it into a vest instead.
I think the line drawing gives you a better idea of the actual jacket/vest.
You might recognize the main fabric I'll be using for the vest. The fabric on the far right is a leftover piece of purple quilted fabric from a Minoru Jacket I made a few years ago. The middle fabric is a satin cut-off from a prom dress alteration and the fabric on the left is a nice piece of cotton from the Robert Talbott outlet in Carmel Valley.
You might also recognize the piece I'll be using for the lining. This was a top I made from the remnants of the Minoru Jacket lining - New Look 6245. I was never really thrilled with this top and it's been hanging on the alteration rack for quite awhile. I really like the print on this satiny fabric.
So for this project - I'll have quite a few iterations of the theme "opposites" going on:
- Opposite Season - making something for Winter when my current season is Summer.
- Old versus New - turning something old into something new again by reusing the old top for the lining.
- Zipper versus Snap - I'll be changing to a zipper closure instead of a snap closure as suggested in the pattern.
If I think of any other opposite in the sewing process - I'll be sure to mention that in my final project post.
Happy Opposites Sewing everyone!