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From: cassi27
Date: 10-11-2006, 05:01 PM (1 of 7)
I am trying to make a vest for my daughter, I don't have a pattern, just a picture of what it looks like. Basically a cropped vest with a corset style fron closure. I got the measurements all figured out, except for the arm holes.. Would I cut this in a curved line or straight. Also it will be made out of the fur, so I am looking to line it. I was thinking cotton, do I make the lining the same size as the vest or do I make it bigger?
User: cassi27
Member since: 10-06-2006
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From: paroper
Date: 10-11-2006, 05:12 PM (2 of 7)
Use a French curve for the bottom of the arm hole. It takes the bulk out under that arm.

Lining? Probably about anything. If it is washable I might consider a "regular" lining fabric. However, a cotton would probably be fine. I would probably prewash the cotton because there is no telling what the outside will do if it is washed.

Make a pattern for the garment. The lining should be the exact same size as the garment pattern.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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From: cassi27
Date: 10-13-2006, 08:57 AM (3 of 7)
I made the lining out of pink and white striped cotton the same size as the pink fur outer portion of the vest. I did break down and use a pattern this time. (my first time with one) So far I have the lining and the outer sewes now, tonight after work I will sew those two together.

Thanks for the help!

Has anyone added grometts (not sure how to spell) to clothes, I want to add silver grometts to the front. Do I need extra hard interfacing or will by medium to light work? I am going to close the vest like a corsette. (can't spell to save my life :smile: )
User: cassi27
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From: Magot
Date: 10-13-2006, 10:58 AM (4 of 7)
When grommetting (is that a verb?) for costume corsetage I have had extra firm interlining down the grommetted edge. Tough old cotton is was.

(I feel like I have invented a few new words there!)
love and kisses, Jan
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From: cassi27
Date: 10-14-2006, 10:10 PM (5 of 7)
Grommetting is a word for me!! Thanks for the interfacing help!
User: cassi27
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Total posts: 24
From: bridesmom
Date: 10-15-2006, 11:25 AM (6 of 7)
Buy the grommet kit that has the little tool to close the grommets together properly, and dont hammer too hard or you dent the little guys and they are almost if not totally impossible to get off without ripping the fabric! (Don't ask)
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: cassi27
Date: 10-22-2006, 03:01 PM (7 of 7)
THANKS for all the help I just finished the vest, and my dd wore it to church this morning. I got two orders from people there to make some for their kids!! She loves the removable fur cuffs, she calls them her bracelets.Check them out at
User: cassi27
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Total posts: 24
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