This is the vest I made for my sister for her birthday. It is crazy quilted with a variety of muslins, onto a muslin back. The embellishment is all by hand in off white cotton floss, pearl cotton and wool yarn. The lining is synthetic. I intended it to be fancy but subtle.
I have some unembellished crazy quilted squares of mixed muslins on ebay right now, if you want to try your hand at this kind of embroidery.