“I’m Late! I’m Late!”
One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is this rabbit head clasp bracelet. While thinking about the bracelet I thought of The White Rabbit. Though naked form the waist down he’s quite nicely dressed from the waist up.
I LOVE menswear so this was the perfect opportunity to make this vest. I’ve had the pattern for about 10yrs. It’s vintage and I bought it in a thrift store for $1. The fabric was from my stash. I bought that in a warehouse sale for about $1.50 and the fabric used for the tie is a remnant from another project. The buttons were given to me by my mother-law. So all in all let’s say the final cost was about $4.
Because there were only 5 pieces to work with I honestly thought I’d zip right through this project but there are a lot of corners to turn and pressing to do. And for whatever reason I can’t leave a pattern as is-I always have to play with a little. For the vest I decided I wanted the tie to be a little wider and longer. Of course I decided this after sewing, turning, and attaching it. I’ll most likely change the buttons to some with a little white in them for a little contrast.
I will definitely wear this vest but with a ponytail and pompadour. Maybe I’ll accessorize with a guitar just to make Elvis proud!
I couldn’t resist a close-up of the socks and shoes. It completes the look!