I love the cropped length of this vest. It will be perfect with turtlenecks in the winter too. It's a mini-houndstooth that my husband picked up the last time he was in Houston.
Here it is from the side. Does this make my butt look large or what? Sheesh. It doesn't bother me but wow, I forget it's back there. ETA: I guess I should say prominent butt. It's not large but it is very sway-backish and sticky-outy. How's that for scientific? :)
This finishes just below my natural waist.
I really like the wide collar pieces but got rid of the cap sheets.
Here it is turned inside out. I made sure that the lining was a little smaller so that the fashion fabric would be pulled to the inside.
I am so pleased with the Necchi buttonholes. Aren't they perfect? I'll have to show you my new chisel too. I went to Lowe's for sewing supplies the other day. More on that later.