outer material (I got 1 yard, but only needed half that)
lining material (fleece) (used 1 yard)
satin backing material (only needed half yard)
fusable interfacing (1 yard)
four 5/8" buttons
1" buckle for the back
thread. (can't really sew without it...)
I'll be showing you how to sew the unisex vest pattern from Vogue (ooo, stylish), found here: http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v7644-products-1265.php?page_id=180
Tools: normal sewing stuff.
some way to do button holes :/ (step 24)
lots of pins.
only the most basic of sewing skills: how to operate the machine, what a backstitch is, etc. I'll even tell you how to sew on the buttons.