This is a digital draft-at-home pattern for a timeless Men's basic vest. The pattern is illustrated as having a collar but it can also be made without. This is a great starting pattern that can be adapted to many different vests for many different eras just by changing the neckline and collar options.
Pointed collar and shawl collar options are included.
This pattern can also be made in boys' sizes using the smaller bands.
These patterns didn't traditionally come with pattern pieces for the facings and pockets but these features are easily drafted if you have some sewing experience.
This is a pattern from a French pattern drafting system fairly similar to the Lutterloh golden rule patterns. You will be able to draft a pattern to your exact size from the miniature pattern template and specially designed rulers. To draft any of these special patterns to doll, children, and adult sizes is easy. Rulers are available to draft the pattern as small as a 5 1/2" chest to as large as a 60" chest and the pattern will be scaled perfectly every time. ALL RULERS ARE INCLUDED WITH THESE PATTERNS.
The pattern includes basic markings and notches that show you how they fit together, and indications such as dotted lines for cutting on the fold. I have included several pages of drafting instructions that I have translated from the original French personally. The illustrated instructions show you how to easily draw your pattern pieces from the miniature pattern template using your special ruler.
These patterns were marketed originally to both home seamstresses and professionals alike and assume that you have a basic understanding of clothing construction. The original patterns DO NOT include any sewing instructions. To sew these, you should have a basic understanding of how pattern pieces should fit together. The pattern pieces are illustrated in such a way that you can see how they are supposed to be sewn to each other.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: These patterns might be a bit difficult for the beginner but an intermediate level home seamstress will most likely have little trouble.
For a complete tutorial on drafting your pattern including photos, check out this blog post.
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What you will need:
Paper (I use large tracing paper but butcher paper, muslin fabric, wrapping paper etc all work great!)
Fabric: this pattern requires approximately 2 meters (about 2 1/2 yards).
It's that simple! No special tools are required!
If French is your first language and you would prefer a copy of the instructions in French instead, please let me know. I would be happy to send that too!
Measuring band type: Class B