late but lucky, collected memories (5)

I chose to make Alice's vest out of silk dupioni, which frays like no tomorrow--and using an overlock machine on silk is tacky, so of course I had to line the vest with acetate lining. The vest has 2 darts in the front and 2 darts in the back, and is very fitted.

Fraying like a b*tch

Acetate Lining

You can never have enough bias binding.
I think I've used about 20 yards of bias binding total on this entire project so far. Looking at the details on the reference images the edges are finished with a bias binding.

Buttons that must be painted.

1st coat of gold acrylic paint

The buttons have an antique finish which I replicated by using
a tissue to brush brown acrylic paint over the dried gold paint.

For small items I sometimes use clear nail polish as gloss :D

The completed vest

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