18 March 2012 by

I’m very excited about my new design, the Daniella Gypsy Vest! There’s only one of these babies, and it’s in the Etsy shop!

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The pointed front and high back really accentuate the waist, making me feel like a bellydancer. It looks great with a stripey outfit, but can also be worn without a shirt for some sexy festival fun, and maybe the occasional peek of underboob.

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Since I was planning on lining the vest I went ahead and made it reversible, because that’s awesome and so am I. The shell is made out of this amazing embroidered upholstery fabric (which some may recognize from my tribal coat), and it’s no longer available so this is very one-of-a-kind. In fact I had to very carefully cut these pieces from scrap fabric left over from the coat. The front panels of the lining are a quilting cotton that has a bandana-esque print, which allowed me to hide a pocket, the perfect size for a cell phone, cash money, and a couple business cards. The back lining is a pink and red striped jersey that will be very comfortable to wear, and is also a recycled fabric.

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I think the black and white twisted trim just sends the vest over the edge (edge of what though?). The placket is a maroon denim with pressed brass snaps, letting you dramatically rip open the vest if you’ve got something exciting to reveal.

Like I said, there’s only one version of this vest and it’s in the Etsy shop now. More fabulous combinations will be coming soon!

This vest was inspired by a design by my friend Danielle, hence the name. Thank you Ms. Danielle for the inspiration, and thank you Mr. Siadek for great photos! Also thanks for taking me to Cirque du Soleil this weekend.


  1. elisse

    Wow, I love it!!! You did such a great job!
    And I’m so jealous you went to Cirque Du Soleil, I saw one of their shows (Varekai) once, and I was so impressed by the whole thing..

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