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« on: July 08, 2015 11:01:37 AM »

Does anyone have any experience with the pattern on this website http://m-sewing.com/patterns-catalog/women/vests/tailored-vest.html ?  To give craftster's search function a crutch, the pattern is 5016 Tailored Vest on the website Modern Sewing Patterns.  I find the instructions SUPER confusing, and there are no pictures on how to put the pattern pieces together.  I don't even know whether to make the "front facing" and "back neckline" facing out of interfacing, or if it's supposed to be a "facing" of the same type of fabric, because it doesn't specify.  And don't even get me started on the welt pocket; I gave up and got all different instructions from elsewhere on the internet, I just have no idea where I'm supposed to place it.  My mom and I have already got into a shouting match over the facing because she's retired now and has nothing better to do than treat me like I'm 9 and just learning what "lining" means (I'm 31, by the way, and just visiting for a few weeks).  Please help to save my sanity and restore peace in my home!
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015 03:19:44 PM »

Let's see if I can help a little; I hope you're still interested in getting this vest made!

The instructions appear to have you interfacing a couple of the main pieces of fabric (the front facings and the back neckline facing).  So cut the pieces out of your fashion fabric as well as your interfacing, then iron the facing onto the backside of the fashion fabric.  I suppose you could make the facings out of the same fashion fabric, but that might change the construction a bit and may make things more complicated than you want them to be.
Do the princess seams throw you off?  There should be some sort of markings on the edges of the side and front pieces that show you where they will line up.  One set (the sides) will have a convex curve that will match up with the concave curve (front/back pieces).  This is where you will use a lot of pins and slow and careful sewing to get everything to line up without puckering. 
Are the pattern pieces marked with where the welt pocket is supposed to be placed (the front and side front pieces)?  If so, transfer the markings directly onto the fabric with a washable fabric pencil/marker or something else that can wash off the fabric in case you don't cover the markings completely.  If there's no markings, then just put them where you want them.  After all, this is YOUR vest!

I don't know how much more information you need/want.  I've not actually sewed this particular pattern, but I've done a lot of items with both princess seams and linings like this vest.  Hopefully that helps you!

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