Gypsy Long Vest Made From Repurposed Sweaters And Felt.

Just didn't know when to stop with this piece. She kept asking for more, so more she got. This vest is constructed from re-purposed sweaters.Blues, turquoise, browns, creams, golds make up this long vest. Appliqued on the back and front are large wet felted designs. This felted piece contains wool, alpaca, silk, ribbon , locks.. Flower ribbon trim accents the front.Crocheted trim on bottom. Crocheted sleeve caps give this sleeveless vest a little more flair. Add a pair of arm warmers and you almost have the feel of a coat. Size is a med/lg
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Measurements: Bust 42" Skirt length 21"
Waist 40"
Back neck to waist 18"
Back neck to where skirt starts 21" Skirt circumference 228"

Measurements taken with garment laying flat.
All of my coat's bodices are lined for warmth and better shaping (unless otherwise stated). Each coat is constructed of used sweaters of various fiber content. All weight bearing seams are reinforced to help retain the original shape and size and reduce stretching.. These coats have some weight so they are best stored folded. Because of the variety of fibers in each coat , the easiest way to clean is using the do it yourself dry cleaning method . Once each coat is completed, I self dry clean and store folded in a garment bag.
This vest should not be cleaned this way because of the large felt pieces. It should be gently hand washed in cold water and let air dry lying flat.
As you will see, once you read my label , I do have a little help in creating these garments.

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