*this is the classic paper pattern version; for a print-at-home version in letter sized paper click here; for the A4 print at home version click here*
Finish any simple outfit with these chic pieces, designed for heavier, stable knits with a little stretch like ponte, sweatshirting, even fleece. For a statement look try using a non-stretch firm fabric like denim, brocade, beaded or embroidered fabrics, even real or faux suede, faux fur or (p)leather for the center fronts.
Semi-fitted styles have panel seams plus ‘Dior’ darts. Edge-to-edge front has optional hook & eye closure and a slim shawl collar. Try the sleevesless vest, or choose between a long or elbow length sleeve, then select your perfect length, either mid thigh or cropped at the hip. Tie belt, pockets, or faux pocket flaps and contrast collar are optional.
You’ll rock these versatile pieces from Fall through Spring: wear any of them to instantly elevate a simple blouse & skirt outfit, a low-key shift-dress, or a T-shirt & jeans combo.
For the longer version with 3/4 sleeves in sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need around 2 yards/183cm of fabric; for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around 2 ½ yards/230cm fabric.
For the shorter version with long sleeves in sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need around 1 3/4 yards/160cm of fabric; for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around 2 1/4 yards/206cm of fabric.
For the either vest including the belt in sizes 6-8-10-12-14-16 you’ll need around 1 3/4 yards/160 cm of fabric; for sizes 18-20-22-24-26 you’ll need around 2 1/4 yards/206cm of fabric.
Add 1 1/4 yard/114cm contrast for all sizes; all sizes & versions need about ½ yard or 45cm interfacing; shoulder pads and hook & eye are optional.