I did make one significant alteration- I felt that the collar of the vest was going to get in the way of some of the collars on my shirts and dresses, so I redrew the neckline so that it just curves down from the shoulder.
I made mine from a metallic tweed that has just a subtle golden shimmer. I'm pretty sure this was in a Fabric Mart mystery bundle. What I like about mystery bundles is they force me to try new fabrics. I probably never would have purchased this on my own!
The lining is a pretty taupe paisley.
The back of the vest has a shaped waistband, and there are pockets in the princess seams.
I'm hoping that even though this is fairly dressy with the gold shimmer, that the neutral color will let me wear it with lots of outfits. I'm really thrilled with how it turned out!
Subtract another 3 yards (1-1/2 for the outer vest and 1-1/2 for the lining) from my stash. I'm on a roll now!