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« on: March 21, 2008 10:36:03 PM »

I'm making an Easter suit for my son who's 3.5 months.  I have a little suit that fits him that I made the pattern from.  It's just slacks and a vest.  The vest I have is fully lined, turned, and then top stitched.  I have looked and looked at the ready-to-wear vest and it looks at though they sewed lining and outer right sides together, leaving an opening at the back "hem" to turn it, and then top stitched the whole thing.  They even sewed the armholes before turning the vest.

I'm trying that.  I have right sides together, everything is sewn except for a small opening at the bottom hem.  I've even sewn the armholes.  I can't turn the vest.  I've looked at the RTY vest again, and they did indeed sew the armholes before turning.  How can this be?  Can anyone help me.

« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008 09:08:06 AM »

In order to turn the vest you need to leave the shoulders open and turn it right side out through them.

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008 12:12:51 PM »

When we did lined vests in my sewing class we sewed everything except the side seams, then sew 3 layers of the side together, fold and press the remaining layer and hand sewed it down. The vest was pulled through the shoulders. I can't think of right now how to pull it through the bottom and what problems it might cause. Kind of need visual, probably hands on assistance.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008 02:05:42 PM »

Thanks for all the replies,guys.  I kinda gave up before I started swearing.  I think it can be done, I found a lot of word tutes on how to do it, but I'm a visual person and just couldn't get it.  But thanks for trying to help.
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