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Rachel's 12 Days of Christmas: Elegant Christmas Vest

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Hey everyone! We are celebrating the season this year by sharing 12 of Rachel's favorite Christmas-themed creations. Every day for 12 days we’ll share a new garment including closeup pictures and the story behind the garment. You'll get to see fun details that make Rachel's artwork so wonderfully unique.

And now, to kick off the First Day of Christmas, here is Rachel’s simple, yet dramatic "Elegant Christmas Vest".

Scroll down for a more detailed description and more pictures!

Rachel wanted a vest that gave the feel and festivity of Christmas without "hitting a person over the head with Christmas images".

She used embroidered wool fabric from Europe and her own ‘Picture This’ vest pattern.

It’s edged and trimmed with China silk and to compliment the red and black color scheme the buttons are alternating red and black extra large buttons. The lining is silk (Rachel had to have a little fun with polka-dots!) and the vest pairs well with simple black pants or a black skirt.

Top half of the garment with lining

closeup of the front buttons

Detail of back

A dramatic view of the polka dot Lining!

A complete view of the back

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What fun! These are so lovely. I need to check out your patterns. I didn’t realize you had them.


Absolutely beautiful

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