From 1995 to 2000 my unique vests were gaining wide acceptance. Ladies appreciated the quality fabrics and expert workmanship. I was , however, noticing some reluctance as they gazed in the mirror prior to purchasing. They frowned as they gazed at the fit, saying , “Let me think about this awhile.” — no purchase. Sometimes they would be brave enough to say, “Why does this fabric stick out at the armhole?’
This photo illustrates the problem. A flat piece of cloth has no accommodation for shaping the bust area of my well endowed customers. Now what?
Back to the drawing board!
Darts at the armholes and in the front extending up to the bust, solved the problem. I now had a better version of the standard 3 button vest.
I breathed a sigh of relief —but wondered if there might be another solution.
Some time ago, I was looking through the clothing racks at some expensive stores and trying on the very best vests and jackets.
I noticed that the ones that fit best had panels in the front and back that fitted to my torso. I went back to the fabric stores, searched through patterns and created our Princess Style line.
Here is a close up view of the shaped panels in a Princess Vest.