Your new favourite alternative to a t-shirt! This pattern is fairly loose fitting although it is shaped in a bit at the waist so it's not completely shapeless. The vest is nice and long so you won't be flashing off your midriff and the dress works with both bare legs in summer as well as over leggings or jeans. Both options are included in the pattern as are instructions for adding extra seams so that you can combine different fabrics. It's a great project to start sewing as it's super easy if made all in one fabric and is really quick to sew.
The multi-size pattern covers 3 sizes which cover the following body measurements:
BUST 80-84cm (31.5"-33"), 88-92cm (34.5"-36"), 96-101cm (38"-40").
The sizing and fit is skimming - it's not meant to be a skin tight garment.
The finished vest turns out these measurements for each size:
This pattern is only suitable for stretch knit fabrics. You can mix and match your fabrics by adding custom seams (explained in the pattern) and the pattern works well with both lighter weight drapey knits such as single jersey and gives a more structured, boxy look with a heavier knits such as ponte roma and sweatshirt. Help with choosing fabrics can be found on my blog here.
This design is easy and is great for beginners that have just started to sew!
There are 4 PDF files combined into a zip file to download:
1 - a thorough instruction booklet which covers:
* fabric requirements
* cutting layouts
* an explanation of fabric layouts and cutting
* how to sew knit fabrics on a domestic sewing machine
* instructions & diagrams for how to make the vest and dress
2 - your multi-size pattern, tiled onto A4 sheets of paper ready to be printed and stuck together
3 - a full-size untiled version of the pattern that can be printed at professional copy shops
4 - step-by-step instructions for how to print and put together your pattern.
All MIY Collection patterns are designed and written by me - Wendy Ward, an experienced designer and qualified teacher and they have been thoroughly road-tested by my eager sewing students. Rest assured you will find MIY Collection patterns well explained in down-to-earth and accessible language with clear, detailed diagrams. I have been writing instructions for people just like you since 2007.
All copyright for this design remains with Wendy Ward.
This sewing pattern is for personal home sewing only, not for commercial use so please don't sell garments you've made using this pattern, or reproduce any part of this pattern or the instructions without my permission. If you'd like to sell clothing you make yourself, talk to me about commissioning some designs and patterns!
Find sewing tips and more on the MIY Collection blog at www.miycollection.co.uk
Thanks and happy sewing!