Step 4: Back pocket, secret pockets, adjustments, Finished!
5. For the back pocket, I did the same thing that I did for the front right zipper pocket, except it goes all the way across the back.
Well of course I sewed in secret pockets. It wouldn't be a spy vest without them, would it? But you have to make up your own for yours, I can't show you mine. That would be telling. :)
7. For mine, I had to make a lot of adjustments, but if you use the right size of shirt hopefully you won't. One thing that might help you to fit everything correctly, which certainly helped me was this: When I sewed the side panels together, I sewed my black fill in lining fabric to the silver fabric on one side. then I ironed it over the other side overtop of the silver fabric so it left an imprint in my lining fabric. I then cut my lining fabric to fit- plus seam allowance. Then I ironed the seam the wrong way so I could see where it should go, and then I immediately ironed it back the right way and sewed it. Does that make sense? It helped me be able to adjust it the right way. This works best with thin lining fabrics.
Attaching the lining-
8. I sewed my lining along the neck line and the front two sides of the vest, and around the armholes. Again, you might have to adjust your armholes a little (or a lot) because they might not be the same size. I used extra pieces of black lining fabric to make my lining bigger, because my shirt was smaller than my vest. The polar fleece was very forgiving in not letting my extra sewing show too much.
I have put my vest on and you can't really see that you have a lot of pockets. Occasionally the line from the zipper wants to show, and if you pack it full, the vest will make you look heavier. (Sorry. :) ) (Does this vest make me look fat?...) The water bottle will stick out quite a bit if you put one in, just because it has a lot of volume.
Thank you for viewing my spy vest instructable, and good luck creating one of your own!