Thursday, October 13, 2011

Girls Vest Tutorial

Turn a too small jacket...


All you will need for this tutorial is...

  • A Jacket
  • Some Lace
  • Matching thread
  • Scissors
  • Pins
First start by cutting off the sleeves, be sure to leave at least 1/2 inch seam allowance on the sleeve.

Next turn the jacket inside out, fold the extra sleeve in and pin.

Before you start sewing be sure you are using thread that matches your vest.  Use a running stitch to sew a hem into your sleeves.

Cut off any extra material so that it does not show when you turn the jacket/vest right side out.  Your jacket/vest should look something like this..

Now it is time to add some lace! Pin your lace all the way around the zipper and hood part of your vest (I think it is safe to call it a vest at this point).  Be careful not to pin too close to the zipper or your needle will not glide smoothly.

Now sew the lace onto the vest.

I also add some lace to the pockets.  To do this cut two pieces of lace that are the same length as your pockets, pin and sew them to the outside of the pocket (careful not to sew the pocket together).
Now flip the lace into the pocket and sew over the same stitch that you just stitched.

Now your vest is complete!! What a great fall re-fashion :P


  1. Very cute Nikki! Aub and I are sitting here and thinking you are a super domestic goddess!

  2. Well thank you gals VERY much!