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.
I then wanted to finished off the bottom of the vest and make sure the fabrics were all even, so I pinned it and then sewed a hem.
Next I cut all of the excess fabric and then ironed the vest just to smooth it out.
And that is it! Now you have your very own vest to wear! Experiment with different colors and fabrics! I am sure it will come out great!