Hello! This Instructable will teach you how to make you how to make your own Lace and Satin Vest!
For this project you will need:
• 1 yard Satin
• 1 yard Lace
• Thread to match your chosen colors
• Sewing Machine
• Old T-Shirt
• Dress Form (optional)
I began this project with an old t-shirt I cut in half. I wanted a rough estimate of my size, and this is a shirt I knew fit me.
I then ironed my fabrics to make sure the wrinkles would not affect any of the measurements.
I used the old t-shirt as a template to cut both the lace and satin fabrics. I then pinned the lace and satin together. Next, I sewed a seam around the entire perimeter. If you want your vest to have sleeves you can keep them there. I did want sleeves on mine, so instead I folded them inward and will cut the excess off later. When sewing the seam, I left an opening the length of the sleeve, so I would have room for my arms to go through.
I then took both the lace and satin fabrics and cut them the length and width of the dimensions from the t-shirt. This will be used as the front of the vest. I then cut the fabric into two triangles. I attached the cut lace to the cut satin with pins. Satin is a very slippery fabric so it is important to not skip this!
I then laid out the front pieces of the vest to the back piece of the vest. As you can see there is an excess of fabric at the top. I pinned this fabric to the inside of vest, where I will create a seam and then cut the excess.
I then sewed the seams on the vest as well as the seam on the shoulders where the excess fabric will be. After this, I sewed the sides together.