Custom-Drafted Vest Tutorial


The boldest statements are often the simplest. Based on a simple geometric shape, this vest is easy to sew and striking to wear. Dont worry, the pattern is a breeze to create and all you need to get the job done is a ruler and a tape measure.

I made my version from a loosely-woven lace I found at Mood Fabrics, and then finished the edges with a double-fold bias tape. The great thing about this tutorial is that you can really make it from any lightweight fabric that drapes well (you don’t want too much bulk in the front for the draped neckline.) To see the how-to and discover tons more, head over to Bernina’s WeAllSew blog.



Nicole Smith is an author, editor, designer, and instructor who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Check out her latest book, Skirt-A-Day Sewing, out now at your local bookstore, or online.
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