My DIY: Black Wool Vest + Vogue 9065 Pattern Review...

Happy New Month Lovelies!

Black Wool Vest (I made)
Fabric: HERE & Pattern: HERE
Zara Turtleneck Top (similar HERE)
ASOS Leather Skirt (similar HERE)
Zara Black Leather Pumps (similar HERE)
NYX "Copenhagen" Soft Matte Lip Cream (HERE)
How are you all doing? I hope you all had a restful weekend. I spent most of my weekend preparing for an important interview (will share the deets later). Today's post features one of my latest DIY piece: a wool vest. I personally believe that a vest (sleeveless coat) is such a versatile piece that you can easily transition from season to season. I decided to make one because I did not have any in my closet. I absolutely love the result of the vest from the leopard lining to the cute black and gold buttons. For this look, I paired the vest with a black and white striped turtleneck with a black leather skirt and completed the look with a pair of black classic pumps. 
What do guys think of my DIY wool vest?
PS: For those that sew, I have a pattern review below...:)
Pattern Review: Vogue 9065
Pattern Description: Lined vest has collar, self-lined upper front, side pockets and topstitching.
Pattern Sizing: It came in a size 8-16 and I cut a size 14.
Fabric Used: Black Textured Wool Coating (HERE) & Lining (HERE)
Did it look like the photo on the pattern envelope once you are done sewing with it? Yes, somewhat but mine is in a longer length.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes the instructions were super easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that there are different lengths variations. There is nothing I disliked about this patterns. 
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made? Nothing much but I did add a topstitching detail to the collar. 
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I doubt I will make it again but I will recommend it if you want a simple vest to make.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!


  1. LOVE it! You are becoming a pro at this!! Can't wait until your clothing line drops *speaks into existence* :)

    xo, Chanda

  2. you are becoming a pro at this! I can't wait until you clothing line drops *speaks into existence* :)

    xo, Chanda

  3. Your hair colour is so much fun and it suits you perfectly and I love this outfit. It is very well put together!

  4. Good job on the vest! I love your hair too!!!


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