Just like my crochet cheater top this funkified vest required zero crochet knowledge but looks like I could have spent hours with the hook, meticulously looping, turning & chaining (?) the delicate thread – here’s what I really did:
I started with a faded denim vest that had been skulking at the bottom of my stash for way too long.
Snagged my trusty bleach.
Tossed the vest in a 50/50 bleach & H2O mixture and let it soak overnight.
Get my top tips & techniques for bleaching clothing here.
et voila! A no-longer-faded-black vest but still not at all nifty enough to wear.
I sifted through my pile of vintage lace and discovered this lurvly little hand-crocheted tablecloth (which I had previously dyed from dingy white to purty turquoise).
I sliced it in half & pinned a piece to each side of the front of the vest.
Chopped off the excess.
Sewed it on with a tight zigzag stitch.
Then I stitched a couple of the remaining crocheted rosette-scraps to the collar, replaced the rivets with some fancy vintage buttons and added a lil’ something to the back too!
Are you diggin’ my fancy new vest?