This is the pattern for lila_'s fabulous "Everywear Tails" design with which she won our We love the cold! contest.
For our waistcoat we chose a lightweight taffeta that has a papertouch look to it with iridescent colours. If you decide to give this project a go we suggest you look for a fabric that emphasizes the silhouette of the waistcoat and the front draping, one that stands out a bit from the body rather than fall close to it.
Good fabrics would be poplin, paper taffeta, lightweight shantung, lightweigh satin, lightweight crepe, lLightweight linen and lightweight wool flannel.
Detailed sewing instructions for this pattern are available here.