What I like about this vest is that it is a such a quick sew and perfect for over dresses and skirts. Since I mostly sew dresses, this is perfect to make those dresses with thinner fabrics still wearable during winter. Fabric for this vest needs only 15% stretch so it it perfect for fleece, velour, polar fleece or any other thicker fabrics. I used fleece for the vest so that it is nice and warm.
It is a quick sew because it only has three pattern pieces. You don’t need to put in the sleeves, they are part of the pattern pieces. With stripes you can see that the stripes continue from the back of the vest to the sleeves. The most time consuming element of the vest are these heart ties. You can also use a pre-made ribbon to make it even a quicker sew.
We love the vest, it is so cute with those heart ties. You can get the candy wrapper vest with a discount, use code CANDY to receive 20% off! Valid through Jan 3, 11:59 PM MST.
Fabric: I bought the thin fleece fabric at my store in Italy Pattern: Candy Wrapper Vest* by Candy Castle Patterns Sizing: 3M – 16Y + bonus sizes Ladies XXS-L Options: You can use heart ties, basic ties or ribbon ties. Difficulty: beginner Sewing time: 1 hour (the ties and hearts took most of the time, other than that it is a really quick sew)
# Fabric this week: 0 in – 4 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 98 new fabric – used 95 fabric – used 9 gifted fabric – used 23 scrap pieces of fabric – upcycled 2 pieces of fabric – sold 2 pieces of fabric) – in total 98 in 131 out
# Patterns in 2019: 19 in – 15 out (5 new patterns, 10 already owned unused patterns)
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