Then I came across an Issey Miyake zig-zag vest. It's in that currently popular zig-zag that Missoni uses but is from several seasons ago:
Finally one day I took the plunge and proceeded to slice up the sides. I ended up putting a fabric piece into each side and criss-crossing some suede strips over it. I think it looks okay:
- It still feels unfinished and I'm looking for some very dark dark brown trim to finish it off
- I also hate the buttons and will probably replace them with something darker and perhaps slightly shiny
- Now that I'm doing the weight loss thing, I might just sew it back up when the countdown clock gets down to zero.