Well, with the temperatures soaring into the upper 90's and 100's, my mind is still on accessories that I can wear that won't make me hotter, but add to my outfit. Hence, the Summer Waves scarf in a previous post and now a vest made from 100% cotton doilies.
One time at a Flea Market/Craft Market, I saw a very pretty vest made from Vintage Doilies. It was on a mannequin in a booth, that was selling Vintage Doilies. I thought the vest was absolutely gorgeous. So, I decided to purchase the doilies and make one for myself.
Of course, I purchased way more than I needed, but that is OK. I will make other items with those.
Here's how I did it. I washed all the doilies, and in looking at them, I decided to use different colored ones in the same vest, plus lots of different shapes.
After considering my measurements, and the ease that is needed for a vest(I like at least 4 inch ease), I laid the doilies out lining them up in a vest shape. Then I shuffled them, changed them a bit and finally came up with this.
Here is a front. I over lapped the doilies and stitched them together with my sewing machine, on a straight stitch.
This is the back.