This is a very simple waistcoat for the beginner or the more experienced dressmaker. This is a project you can make in an afternoon with very little sewing.
You will require a fabric that is at least 148cm wide. You will require 1 1/2 meters of fabric. The whole pieces of fabric should be a square piece of fabric when opened out.
Cutting the fabric
Fold the fabric in half then fold again. From the corner measure the radius and draw a curved line cut around the curved line.
You should now end up with a circular piece of fabric.
The second stage is to cut out the armholes.
Fold the circular piece of fabric. Measure halfway and place pins along the center line instead of a chalk line.
The armholes are 18cm from the midway line .
The length of the armhole is also 18 cm long.
The width of the armhole should be no more than 12cm wide.
You should end up with a circular piece of fabric with two holes in.
All you need to do is now is to machine stitch all the way round using a small zigzag stitch or if you have an overlocker then use this instead. Stitch around the armholes as well to stop fraying.
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