Calypso Vest

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Calypso Vest Pattern


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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Pattern Description:

There are two ways to print these pattern pieces: First method: Print full-sized on a 24" x 36" printer, the kind found at a reprographic shop (blueprints),or Staples. Download the pattern pieces onto a flash (thumb) drive and take it to the print shop and have them print them on the 24" x 36"paper. Second method: The fragmented method, (Piece A, Piece B etc.) where you print each pattern piece on regular sheets of printer paper and tape the sections together. Instructions and materials list will also print on a regular printer.

"Starry Night" or "Pretty In Pink"

Calypso Vest is bolero-style, with rows and rows of bias strips attached to a collaged back piece and a self-collar. To add textural interest to the vest, you'll join the rounds of strips with the raw edges on the outside. Wear a longer blouse under your vest and over skinny jeans. Or wear it over a short or long sundress. Dressed up or down, you'll wear this Bohemian-chic vest year 'round.

Materials (either view):
Yardage is based on 42"-wide fabric; all fabrics are quilting cottons.
3/4 yard or more of 7 different prints fabrics for bias strips, sizes XSM-XXL 3/8 yard of another print for binding the back piece
1 piece, approximately 14" x 22", for back lining
Scraps from the seven prints and additional prints. Note: You'll create the bias strips first, then use scraps from those fabrics to collage the back piece.

(XSM-6-30 1/2) ( SM-8 to 10-31 1/2 - 32 1/2) (MED-12 to 14-34 - 36)
( LG-16-38) ( XL-18-40) (2X-20 - 42) (3X-22-44) (4X-24-46)

A tissue pattern may be purchased for $4; email:

About Designer

About Designer

Heidi Emmett on

Hello, my name is Heidi Emmett. As a young girl it was simple Barbie clothes and fashion shows with blankets for gowns As a teenager I began a 25 year career in all things fabric. I have come full circle and feel blessed to be able to create patterns for clothing that are easy to sew and fun to wear. Quilt them, piece them, bead them, felt them; so many ideas and so little time! I long ago ran ...

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