DIY Draped Vest


October 29, 2012

by Gracia Ventus

Thanks to Mika from Define Delirium I was able to do a proper DIY for once. I’ve always been subconsciously ignoring most DIY tutorials because they tend to be rather art and crafts-y and completely irrelevant to my aesthetics, that is until the DIY vest tutorial came along. I’m so pleased with the end result that I wore it three days straight.

I made slight changes to the original tutorial as I used a flimsy piece of jersey fabric which draped far too much for my liking. I cut another exact piece in a stiffer cotton and had both pieces of fabric professionally hemmed (okay so I cheated a little) by a seamstress. The end result was a billowy thin vest blanket that is light enough to catch wind but retains a definite shape.


(15 comments)






15 thoughts on “DIY Draped Vest

  • Low Couture

    by Low Couture on October 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    love the shape, the movement, the draping

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  • GlassOrganelle

    by GlassOrganelle on October 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Stunning look, all of the elements go so well together. I wouldn’t even have guessed the vest was DIY, the way it sits and falls is great. You definitely made some good fabric choices.

    I will always love/lust those RO boots!

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  • inkarlcerating

    by inkarlcerating on October 29, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    omg omg i love mika.. i read her blog and she’s from manila too.. i’d be happy to tell this to her.. haah.. amazing diy !!!

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  • Alicia – Sea Of Ghosts

    by Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts on October 30, 2012 at 5:16 am

    wow I absolutely love this! it looks so great; almost padded-like with the double layer of fabric.

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  • Lucinda

    by Lucinda on October 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

    So nicely done! I’d been thinking about doing Mika’s DIY and now I’ll definitely give it a go.

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  • Mika

    by Mika on October 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Yes! It turned out so well! Love how you styled it… I’m really glad the tutorial helped :)

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  • t

    by t on November 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Cool DIY! Looks great!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous on November 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    u r the best – <3 mfazns

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  • Odyssey Home

    by Odyssey Home on November 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Excellent job on the DIY! Impressive.
    I’m fascinated by the look of these photos.
    And I’m kicking myself for not getting those RO Brancusi boots when my size was available…

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  • Camille

    by Camille on November 6, 2012 at 7:09 am

    how on earth did i miss this post? i love it, i’ve been wanting to make a draped vest for a long time but never knew how.

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  • Wai Lam

    by Wai Lam on November 6, 2012 at 8:15 am

    That it such a great DIY project! I love how, like you said, it billows but still has some weight/ volume.

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  • Nathalie

    by Nathalie on November 8, 2012 at 5:44 am

    I love it! Think i’ll do one to but with a leather neck trim.. thx

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  • gunmetal

    by gunmetal on November 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    gorgeous.

    I guess the advantage with DIY is you can also materials better suited to local weather (without compromising aesthetics!)

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  • felicia

    by felicia on June 26, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Hey
    Sorry to bother you as this post is a bit old..but would you mind telling the exact measurements you used for this amazing vest?
    thanks in advance
    felicia

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    • Gracia Ventus | The Rosenrot

      by Gracia Ventus | The Rosenrot on June 28, 2013 at 10:37 am

      Hi Felicia, the vest measures 49″ wide at the top, and 64″ wide at the bottom, 40″ long. The armhole begins at 8″ from the top, and 6″ from the center.

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