Home / Women / Vests / #5016 Tailored vest

example - #5016 Tailored vest

Difficulty: **

You will need: gabardine or wool; lining; 3 buttons

Attention! Fabric consumption varies depending on the size of garment. First of all, print out paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric/ knit you plan to use, to see how much fabric you will need.

When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches- they must coincide.


1. Half-belt - 2 details
2. Off-set weft - 2 details
3*. Center back part - 2 details
4*. Side back part - 2 details
5*. Side front part - 2 details
6. Back neckline facing - 1 folded detail
7*. Center front part - 2 details
8. Front facing - 2 details
9*. Upper pocket bag - 2 details
10*. Lower pocket bag - 2 details

details marked with * are to be cut off lining also

Fusing: apply the fusing to wrong side of front facings, back neckline facing.


1. Stitch neatly the half-belt along long edges, turn it right side out and press.

2. Sew center back seam and back princess seams (insert the half-belt into princess seams).

3. Sew front princess seams.

4. Cut slit pockets with off-set welt into front part: stitch neatly off-set welts along short edges, turn right side out and press them. Apply fusing stripe of 4 cm (1-5/8") width on wrong side of front part (above pocket marking). Lay pocket off-set welt and upper pocket bag on front part right sides together; pin along pocket entrance marking and stitch (lengthwise edges of off-set welt and pocket bag must coincide with middle line of pocket marking). Cut front part between stitches, diagonally at stitch ends. Do not cut through off-set welts and pocket bag! Press seam allowances apart. Turn off-set welts and pocket bag to wrong side through slit, than tack. Lay lower pocket bag on off-set welt on front part wrong side, folding pocket bag upwards; stitch the off-set welt on right side along joining seam, catching pocket bag. Press pocket bag downward. Turn small triangles at slit ends to wrong side and topstitch strictly between upper stitch ends and lower stitch ends. Cut pocket bags and stitch them. Topstitch the off-set welt on front part along short edges.

5. Sew side seams.

6. Sew shoulder seams of front facing and back neckline facing. Lay front facings on front parts right sides together and pin to front facing edges; overstitch edges with front facings.

7. Sew lining details together. Lay fabric details on lining details right sides together, stitch them along contour leaving shoulder seams unstitched. Turn details right side out.

8. Sew main detail shoulder seams. Sew lining shoulder seams by hand with blind stitches.

9. Topstitch ready garment along edge.

10. Make buttonholes and sew buttons.

Free sewing patterns (PDF) available for download

Please review Our Sizing Charts

Size S   Size M   Size L   Size XL   Fabrics Selection »  Sewing Supplies »

back to home page