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The Walkley Vest & Dress (Paper) Sewing Pattern | MiY Collection

Skill Level:
beginner,

  • Description

Your new favourite alternative to a t-shirt! This pattern is fairly loose-fitting, although it is shaped in a bit at the waist, so it's not completely shapeless. The vest is nice and long, so you won't be flashing off your midriff, and the dress works with bare legs in summer, as well as over leggings or jeans. Both options are included in the pattern, as are instructions for adding extra seams so that you can combine different fabrics. It's a great project to start sewing, as it's super easy if made all in one fabric, and is really quick to sew.

The pattern is multi-sized and printed on 80gsm white paper (not flimsy tracing paper) that is packaged in a white paper bag with an A4 book of instructions (example in last photo).

The multi-size pattern covers 3 sizes that cover the following body measurements: BUST 80-84cm (31.5"-33"), 88-92cm (34.5"-36"), 96-101cm (38"-40"). The sizing and fit is skimming - it's not meant to be a skin-tight garment.

This pattern is only suitable for stretch knit fabrics. You can mix and match your fabrics by adding custom seams (explained in the pattern), and the pattern works well with both lighter weight drapey knits such as single jersey, and gives a more structured, boxy look with a heavier knits such as ponte roma and sweatshirt.

This design is easy, and is great for beginners who have just started to sew!

The pattern comes with a thorough instruction booklet which covers:
* fabric requirements
* cutting layouts
* an explanation of fabric layouts and cutting
* how to sew knit fabrics on a domestic sewing machine
* instructions & diagrams for how to make the vest / dress
* suggestions on how to add customised seams to personalise the pattern
* an MIY Collection label to sew into your finished garment!

The patterns are designed and written by Wendy Ward, an experienced designer and qualified teacher, and they have been thoroughly road-tested by her eager sewing students. Rest assured that you will find MIY Collection patterns well explained in down-to-earth and accessible language with clear, detailed diagrams. Wendy has been writing instructions for people just like you since 2007.