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My take on the circular vest project

Sep 16, 2011
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Inspired by an article on threads, about making a circular vest, and the fact that my daughter needs a new cardigan – I thought I would have a go at this one. I read the comments on the origional post, and so took the across back measurement and added 4 cm to it for ease. I wanted sleeves, so I just made a very simple tube shape. In the original pattern, the edge of the circle was bound, but I hate applying binding, so instead I over locked the edge. As I wanted it in jersey fleece, I found that by over locking the edge several times, pulling the fleece against the over locker as I went, it not only created a nice thick edge, but made it ripple most attractively.

I finished the cuffs before inserting the sleeves into the armholes, and turned them back and stitched round the fold to keep them in place.

It needs a button to help it stay on, but it worked brilliantly, I think I will try one with longer sleeves next time, maybe even flared cuffs; and as I used two layers of fleece for the circle, next time I shall use two contrasted colours so that the collar is different to the body of the coat.


If you’d like to see more of my children’s wear designs, please use this link…

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  1. SewCarol October 3rd

    This is great! Here's my take on the same thing -- made as a gift for a friend's birthday. I used KwikSew 3717 and made the jacket from a rough-weave upholstery fabric. I can't wait to try it again.

  2. User avater beatriz_cac September 17th

    Looks beautiful!
    You seem like you have a lot of experience.
    Would you mind answering a few questions on my post please? it's titled "Questionnaire" on readers closet. its very quick too, just so i gather some data for my school project.
    i would really appreciate it.
    Thank you!

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