This is a fully lined vest, so I did the same again with the lining. I have a real beef with the linings that are available to me on the Island. We have a very limited selection and sadly lower quality than what I would have wished for.
I wanted to show that this was a truly handmade garment and there is no better way to do that than with embellishment.
The idea for the vest was to use buttons on each side of the bodice and loop the tassel over them to act as a closure.
Capelette, the Open Backed Vest and this vest.