Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Ensure to mark dart points using tailor’s tacks.

Fold and pin the Cup darts in place.

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The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Finish the Cup dart seam with zig zag stitch or an overlocker.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Lay the Cup piece Right Sides together with the Front. Pin starting from the Centre Front and out.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Finish the seam allowance.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Lay Front RS together with Back.

Pin the side seams together.

Stitch and finish the seams.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Lay the lingerie elastic onto the RS of the bottom seam allowance of the garment.

You may prefer to pin this before stitching or you may be able to stitch as you go. Either way ensure you do not stretch the elastic or the garment.

Stitch with zig zag stitch and overlap elastic at the join.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Trim the seam allowance to the elastic.

Fold back and top stitch with zig zag stitch, again being careful not to stretch the garment.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Repeat Steps 6-7 to apply elastic to the top seam allowance of the garment. Begin pinning from one Strap Insertion Point, around the Back and to the next Strap Insertion Point. Leave the Front centre of the garment.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Measure 40cm on a length of elastic and mark. Match this mark to the left hand Strap Insertion Point. Pin elastic to the centre front v-shape area up until the strap insertion point. Measure another 40cm along the elastic and cut. Repeat as for Steps 6-7 to apply the elastic.

The Tailoress PDF Sewing Patterns - Jersey Vest Top Tutorial

Construct the straps as per the Bra Strap Tutorial and add any embellishments such as satin bows.