Summer has arrived…..in Malaysia! Yes. It’s the time of year again where I go back home to get a tan, get some exotic food and to spend some well deserved time with my family. To start the ball rolling for my trip back home, I decided to make vests to wear in the 32 C heat back home. I’m being a bit lazy this time round and have chosen to copy a basic vest pattern and adapted it to fit me.
Sewing a vest is really straight forward as you don’t need to sew in the sleeve. All you need is to measure the length of the armhole and neckline and minus 20% of the total length to create a band which you over-lock (while slightly stretching it) to the neckline and armhole. I created my first draft using a white cotton jersey and subsequently another vest with stripes.
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to dye the white vest but got really lazy and decided to print a picture from my ‘Abomination’ bag (here) onto the vest instead.
Sewing the hem of the vests was really simple as well. So simple I totally forgot about it when making my T-shirts. All you need is to do a blind hem stitch using a zag zag on your sewing machine. It works very well for a T-shirts as the zig zag stitch allows the hem to be stretchy and flexible.
I’m all set for the hot weather in Malaysia and hopefully a cracking summer in UK when I get back.