First off though I have made myself a waistcoat from some blue ticking type material I had in my fabric stash. It can be worn over a dress or with trousers and shirt.
I managed to complete it in one day from drape to sewing the fabric and even doing proper seam finishes..yep I hand overcast the seams. The collar is stiffened with left over calico. Its unlined and I used bias strips of fabric to finish the armholes. It was done with mixture of hand and machine sewing. And it does fit me better than the dress form. ;)