“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
— Coco Chanel
Shaun’s leather bike suit only has a small pocket which was not sufficient for him to carry all his little stuff, such as keys, wallet, etc. So I told him that I will make him a waistcoat that he can wear underneath with loads of pockets.
Anita had this Burda 3403 pattern for a fancy waistcoat, which she used to make waistcoats and cummerbunds for her wedding. So I used it to make the waistcoat. I just added two pockets on the chest and used an open-ended zipper to close. Also instead of placket pockets, I used zippers so he can close them and secure whatever it is in them.
I had no idea it was so easy to put in zippers to close pockets. I’ll be doing this more often now that I know how to do it.
He wanted the waistcoat to match his suit that is red and black and has a ‘Punisher’ skull on the back. Hence the red pirate skull fabric.
I found it easy to make… Only used the pattern instructions to see how the lining is attached to the main fabric. Otherwise, I used my own experience on how each piece goes together.