A crochet pattern for a “waistcoat /vest and sleeveless coat” in glittering gold and silver, straight from the 70s.
I love crochet waistcoats and vests-as I may have mentioned in an earlier post LOL.
The WZ 361 is a particularly nice pattern; a long, fairly plain (apart from the bling gold thread!) “sleeveless coat” and a really fab little top. Perfect for festivals, parties and for summertime in a cotton yarn.
The buttoned top is reversible back to front; technically a waistcoat (or vest in USA) if worn with the buttons at the front, but either way it looks stunning. (Particularly stunning if worn in this 70s braless mode-rather brave even in then! The beautiful model does look a tad unsure about it herself! )
I love the detail of stripes and chevron patterning at the hem, which is also left without button, emphasizing it even more. The top would be very easy to make as a solid fabric instead of the open “granny stitch” mesh, if you wanted to make this in regular yarn for daywear. You could do without buttons altogether, if a tank top effect is preferred; or …how about a silky ribbon threaded through the start of the stripes and tied in a bow…?