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Sew a woolly waistcoat


by Panduro

Sew a woolly waistcoat

Sew a woolly waistcoat

How to instructions

  • 1

    Use a T-shirt that fits your child well as a template.

  • 2

    Fold the T-shirt lengthwise, and trace the half shirt on a piece of paper.

  • 3

    The waistcoat should be fairly short, almost like a bolero. Add a 4 cm seam allowance at the bottom and a 1 cm seam allowance at the neckline and arm openings when tracing the pattern.

  • 4

    Place the pattern pieces on a piece of folded fabric with the straight line facing the fold. Trace and cut out to make the back piece in a single piece of fabric.

  • 5

    Place the pattern pieces on folded fabric again, but away from the fold this time. Add a 4 cm seam allowance to the front centre and cut out, so that you have two front pieces.

  • 6

    Place the front pieces on the back piece, right side facing right side, and sew the pieces together at the shoulders and sides with a 1 cm seam allowance.

  • 7

    Fold in 1 cm around the neckline and arm openings and sew a hem.

  • 8

    Fold in 4 cm at the lower edge and front centre, and sew a hem.

  • 9

    Sew a piece of velvet ribbon at the top of both pieces so that you can tie the waistcoat closed with a nice bow.

Follow these simple steps to make an adorable, cosy waistcoat for your child! By using a shirt that you already have as a template, it’s easy to get the right size. Faux fur fabric is perfect if your child wants to dress up as a wolf, lamb, or some other fuzzy animal for Halloween or a masquerade.

Complete the wolf look:

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