Pattern:Talia Vest by SweaterBabe
Yarn: 1.5 skeins of Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn! in colorway #60 Aubergine
Needles: Used a US size 6 needle instead of 8... 8 would've been huge, even though I swear I checked gauge twice before I started (and bothering to check it at all is quite worth bragging about for me).
It might be a little snug -- maybe I should have used 7s -- but it still fits fine other than a little bit of curving of the button band. And because the bottom hemline is scalloped due to the lace, the curving button band kind of almost fits with it.
Overall, I'm pleased. I think I'll actually wear this, imagine that.
No, you don't see the edge of a doorknob in this picture. You just see how the body is shaped and the overall look of it.
I adore these buttons. I just got them at Joann's, 90 cents for two. I think they work well with the vest, but have enough detail to be more than just plain buttons.