Hi, I’m a new sewer and I’m making a vest from Vogue pattern 8334:
It’s the one on the left with the shawl collar. I made up a muslin in a test size and it fits perfectly with no alternations needed to the bust or waist or length.. however, I am concerned that it fits a little *too* perfectly, given that the muslin is just one layer of fabric but the finished vest will be several, including the lining and interfacing. The fabric I’m using is gabardine with a little bit of Lycra in it, so it will have some stretch.
My question is, would it be better to go one size up to ensure a good fit? Or do I then run the risk of the vest being too large?
Thanks for your input. I hesitate to cut into my nice fabric without some advice. 🙂