Casual, Romantic, Elegance is the inspiration for this silk vest I made. Used neutral nudes with faded denim blue color for the mood board. I love the light and airy touch and feel of this delicate silk chiffon jacquard fabric I used. The sheer and drapiness of the the silk chiffon gives a real feminine touch to wear with faded denim pants. This vest looks fancy and difficult to make but you'll be surprised how simple and easy of a project it is. All you need is a little bit of fabric and a sewing machine to stitch and finish the hem all around. Follow the simple step by step instructions with diagram below!
Skill Level: Beginner
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Fabric Quantity: 2 yards (For this vest, I only used 1/2 of the 2 yards but if you use the full 2 yards, the vest can be made longer and worn as a beach coverup). OR you can make 2 vests with the 2 yards OR make 1 vest and 1 scarf with the left over remaining fabric :-)
Fabric Quality: Use Silk, Polyester or Rayon fabrics with drape!
The armhole opening is at the top joining at the shoulder and side.
This is how the garment looks flat.
1. Divide/cut the fabric in 1/2. My fabric was 44" selvedge to selvedge to when I cut in half, I got 22". (See above in "fabric quantity" explanation for ideas on what you can do with the remaining 1/2 of the left over fabric.
2. Clean finish the hem on all 4 sides by top stitching 1/8" to 1/4" baby hemline.
3. From both ends, fold 16 1/2" towards center as shown above.
4. Sew front and back together 1 3/4" on both sides for shoulder width as shown above. This will create the armhole opening! That's it! You have completed this project! How easy was that!?!