easy vests cover

Double your fashion statement

Easy Reversible Vests

If you look back on the books we have posted about sewing and knitting, vests seem to be the fashion accessory. I honestly don’t get it. I love quilts and quilting, I just don’t want to wear one. The only person I can think of that pulled off the vest look was Diane Keaton in Annie Hall.

And yet I bring you another vest book. This time you will really get your money’s worth with the whole reversible thing. If they were actual quilts instead of a “fashion statement” I would be all over the color choices and techniques. I think I am going to say that the quilted vest needs to be retired as a concept. (Right next to the fancy sweatshirts) Make a lovely quilt for the guest room instead.

knitted vests

Fashion Vests

Shrink Tops
Seven Styles to Crochet and Knit

That lovely vest on the cover reminds me of several (yes, more than one) I wore when I was a teen. They all had that crochet circular design on the front in outrageous color combinations. I never heard them referred to as shrink tops, though. The other sweaters aren’t nearly as bad as the cover. I think these patterns could work today, with some more modern colors and patterns. Sweaters aside, the more interesting look is the shorts/tights combo that the girl on the back cover is wearing. I think the elephant belt buckle really pulls this together.