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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 ...

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Calypso Vest

from Designs by Heidi Emmett
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Calypso Vest
Calypso Vest
Calypso Vest
Calypso Vest
Calypso Vest
Calypso Vest

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)

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