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Reversible Vest :)

Added Aug 30, 2011

by Shira B

Haifa, Israel




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Hey! This is my first pattern! I wanted to make a vest so I took an old vest, copied it and altered it! It took me so long and I had to do it several times before I was satisfied.
I must say – I’m no professional, but I think it turned out very nice :)
So I hope you like it and I would really enjoy if you sew it, post the photos and give suggestions on how to improve it and etc…

Material Notes

Non-stretchable fabrics (like cotton)




Spring, Fall
Garment Type

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    Dec 5, 2011, 03.17 PMby Robin Al-haddad

    Hi Pushi,

    I tried using this pattern to teach to my beginners sewing class. I like the pattern. But I am confused about how to turn it inside out. It seems that with the armholes and shoulders stitched, it is not possible to turn it inside out, if you have only the bottom section left open. I was able to work around it by leaving the shoulders unstitched until after it was turned out. Let me know if I am missing something here…

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      Dec 9, 2011, 11.36 AMby Shira B

      Hi :)
      Well I’ll try to explain:
      You should first sew the outer fabric alone (two front piece to the back piece) and the inner fabric alone as well. And then you should sew them together leaving only one place unstitched… did you do something else? If my answer didn’t help maybe try to explain how you sewed the shoulder part :)
      And it you finish the vest please post it! :D

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      Dec 10, 2011, 02.45 PMby Robin Al-haddad

      Hi Shira,

      That’s what I did. I followed the instructions as you wrote them. We sewed the two front pieces to each of the back pieces separately. But once you put the two assembled pieces together and sew around the outside leaving a small opening at the bottom and then sew around the inner arm holes, after that there doesn’t seem to be a way to reverse the vest right side out. Did you do something different? Did you leave a different section unstitched?

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      Jan 28, 2012, 07.41 AMby Shira B

      Sorry I answer just now…
      well I did this a long time ago but maybe you should try and leave an opening in the side of the vest – in the front part, where I put the lace… did you understand what I mean?

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    Oct 4, 2011, 10.39 PMby ducichias

    thanks :)

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      Oct 7, 2011, 07.27 AMby Shira B

      your welcome :D

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    Sep 22, 2011, 04.16 PMby full227

    it turned out sooo lovely :x thanks a lot for the pattern ^^

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      Sep 22, 2011, 06.01 PMby Shira B

      Oh that’s great :) you’re welcome!
      can you upload photos?

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    Sep 14, 2011, 01.50 PMby turtlegirl00

    I can’t wait to try this—I have been wanting a vest but I have such a short torso they all fit weird—thanks for posting!!!

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      Sep 14, 2011, 02.31 PMby Shira B

      Oh thanks! I would love to see what you make from it :D

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    Sep 14, 2011, 10.43 AMby carottesauvage

    that’s cute!

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      Sep 14, 2011, 02.29 PMby Shira B

      Thank you!! :D

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