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« on: August 07, 2009 07:45:17 AM »

I'm liking the draped vests I'm seeing around. This one from 7 For All Mankind is especially cute, I think: http://www.7forallmankind.com/Draped_Vest/pd/np/30/p/2747.html

Seems to be some kind of tube slipped over the neck on one end and on the other end sewn up to the back of the neck? But what shape is the tube? rectangle? right triangle? trapezoid? rhombus? Any ideas for dimensions? My initial hunch is that there is some kind of right triangle going on...but I suck at geometry.

I'm thinking that once I figure this out, the drapey vests will be a no-brainer to do.

Edited to add: Yeah, I was thinking maybe the right triangle is sewn up at the 45 degree angle (which would go over the neck) and all along the opposite side (which would be brought up and sewn at the back of the neck).
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011 01:55:27 PM »

Ok, I saw this last night and pondered on it, I'm wearing the "eyeballed" test subject right now and this is a pic of how I'm going to do the next one, lol.



Additionally I think I might add an inside pocket for a cell phone on one side and an inside snap pocket for license and a bit o' cash because this would be super cute to wear out this summer and I hate carrying a purse where there are lots of people :-)

Thanks for the idea!
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011 10:30:43 AM »

Ok, here is what it looks like based off the trial pattern.  I went with the lettuce edging for giggles.



and the back



Heh, wasn't sure if I was going to get a pic of the back but my 3 year old is quite a photographer :-)
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011 02:57:00 PM »

That is super cute but I'm a little confused about how to sew it
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011 04:13:17 PM »

I sewed the neck together first then did the lettuce edge on the armhole area before grabbing the back that attaches to the neck and pinning/gathering it (to the center of the neck I'd sewn previously) until it looked how I wanted it.  After that it was just a matter of doing the lettuce edging around the outside and tossing it on.  

I made another out of a mens shirt I had laying around but it's a lot shorter due to the smaller material area.

Oh, and I used a jersey fabric  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011 05:12:09 PM »

I've been looking for a super easy/awesome vest pattern, & this fits the bill!
[of course, it made more sense when i realized the pattern picture represented the vest folded in half...)
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011 12:30:52 AM »

so... wait... can someone explain the pattern to me again? I don't understand exactly what's going on.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011 03:16:33 PM »

I took some 60 inch wide jersey, folded it in half and sketched the pattern.  Then I cut it out, sewed the neckline together, the gathered the back center and sewed that to the back neck.  I used a serger and pulled the fabric as I sewed around the rough edges to give it the "lettuce" edging  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011 08:21:09 PM »

oooooh awesome! Thank you! Smiley
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