I started this lambskin vest late last year and finished it early 2013. I sketched the vest out and then made a pattern. It probably would have been better had I used a real vest pattern Ha!
This is the first time I have sewn a garment from leather, and it is not nearly as intimidating as I figured it would be. It was a bit fiddly, but not too bad.
I made roughly a size 12, but I could have went down to an 11. That is the beauty of sewing your own clothing, you can custom fit everything once you get all the bugs worked out. So, the moral of this story is that I should have made a muslin.
I had some gapitis at the armhole so I added a seam down each side, but I didn't overlap to have the fuzzy show, and I think it looks weird. I am going to undo the seam and make it look like the rest of them.
My husband added the snaps for me, and I top stitched all the seams and edges. Overall, I am pleased, and am kind of anxious to sew w/ leather again.
This vest looks good paired w/ a turtle neck, skinny jeans, and boots.
Take care and God bless!