Teal Crazy Patchwork Vest
Penny Muncaster-Jewell

This silk Dupioni vest used Lorraine Torrance’s Panel Play vest. I like this pattern since you can use it to showcase a neat technique without having to create a huge section of it. I created the crazy patchwork squares on my embroidery machine, and used three fat quarters to make the front and back panel. I made 18 5x5 inch squares that were paper pieced and embellished in the embroidery machine. The embroidery design and the cutting layout for this is given free when anyone purchases a yard of my silk, as a special bonus.

For this vest, I used an additional yard of one of the teals for the rest of the body of the jacket, and a fat quarter of phantom for the trim, and a fat quarter in Capri, paradise, and Baltic for the crazy patchwork. I added some decorative stitching to the black trim to tie it to the other colors.

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