Short vest with asymmetrical closing. Front panel wraps over right shoulder into a back yoke. Border encloses panel. Pattern gives instructions for strip piecing in panel, but you can fill the panel with your specialty for a unique, individualized look.
Suggested Fabrics: Panel Area: Lt to Md Wt cottons, md wt silks such as pongee, broadcloth, shantung, lt wt wools. Main Body of Vest: Silks, linen, md wt cottons, velveteen, lt wt wools, md wt rayon. Foundation: muslin. Lining: Lt wt silk, polyester or rayon lining fabric.
Notions: thread, all purpose, the colors of the main body of vest, lining. Thread - decorative rayon or other topstitching, the color of the panel border. 6 buttons about 5/8" to 3/4" OR 1-3 buttons, your choice of size. Rotary cutter, cutting mat (17" x 23" min) 6" x 24" cutting ruler.
|For Panel||For strips as in photo: 1/8 yd pieces of 10-14 different coordinating fabrics. For panel of a single, unpieced fabric: 18" x 36".|
|For Panel Border||1/4 yd (fat or long) of 36" or 45" wide fabric.|
|For Foundation||XS - 3/4 yd, S-XL 1 1/4 yd 45" wide muslin - preshrunk|
|For lining||XS - 3/4 yd, S-XL - 1 1/4 yd of 36" or 45" wide lining fabric|
|Interfacing||1/8 yd 45" wide lt wt fusible (Touch o' Gold is good)|
Sizing Chart (in inches)