Simplicity 1506 Waistcoat: Big and Tall Boy’s and Men’s Waistcoats Sewing Pattern. I made view B in Scottish tweed in size 2XL
This is a very straight forward pattern. The only major change I made was with the interfacing. It seamed a bit odd to me that the pattern called for interfacing for the whole front of the piece. I considered that interfacing with tweed would make the waistcoat very stiff, so I left it out. I was very glad I did. A single layer of tweed with standard lining fabric for the inside was more than sufficient for this piece to hang on the body nicely. I suspect that if I were making this pattern again with a significantly lighter outer fabric, such as light silk, I would probably reconsider and use the interfacing. The only slightly fiddly bit was attaching the fake pockets. As my tweed had a pattern it was important to line the pockets up very carefully to make sure the lines on the pocket weren’t too far out of alignment with the lines on the front.