This pattern is out of burdastyle magazine 02/2008 and I have since made it four times, but always without the ruffles, I don't know, I just don't like them.
The first one was this one, which I made for myself:
An exact replica (just another size and a little longer to pass as a men's waistcoat) of the grey waistcoat was made for the theatre production of "The Real Inspector Hound" of which I was a part this year.
These two were made out of a silvergrey jacquard.
Another one I made is an elongated version of this pattern for Puck's costume, which you can find in this post.
And somewhere in between I made another version as a gift to my friend Kathy, can't remember when exactly, but I just took the pictures of it a few days ago.
It's made out of simple black, but quite heavy and stiff cotton. I chose the material because it gives the waistcoat a wonderful shape.
One can see it a little in this picture already, I embroidered the lapels. I think hand embroidery is always a beautiful method to enhance a piece of clothing.
I'm actually a little jealous of this one, I think it turned out really pretty.
Yeah, I really love this pattern. I'm guessing I'll be making a few more waistcoats with it in the future :)