I noticed this vest in Threads. It's Louise Cutting's Discover Something Novel.
I love this vest. It is a good pattern if you like to embellish. The right front has two pieces, the back is asymmetrical, split into two pieces, and the peplum is separate pieces, back and front. Mine is made from black velveteen, black velvet embossed twill, and white shantung. Here's the front:
The side, showing the peplum is is split at the side seam:
And the back:
It's hung over a white t-shirt, but it would look pretty over a shiny, long-sleeved shirt and velveteen pants. Although the pattern doesn't have a lining, I lined mine with a black/white print. Love.
A few weeks ago, I took a workshop called "Mixed Media", where we played with a lot of different mediums--paints, inks, etc. We did silk screening, stenciling, dying, sun printing, and many other techniques. I was introduced to something called Zentangle, and was hooked immediately. Zentangle is basically doodling repetitive patterns. When I realized this could be done on fabric, I was ecstatic! I bought this piece of fabric from the instructor. It's cotton fabric, drawn on with a Sharpie marker.
Isn't that gorgeous? The gal who did this piece drew it while standing by her kitchen counter. My goal is to be able to draw that on something--fabric, a shirt, white tote bags. It could be done in color, or this black and white drawing could be hand embroidered. Lots of possibilities. I love to sew, but I equally love playing with pens and inks.
Wishing all of you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year, filled with fabric and patterns!