Vikisews Kelsey vest sewing pattern, US sizes 2 - 20 / EU 34 - 52 / UK 6 - 24

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Kelsey is a semi-fitted fully lined vest. The front features bust darts transferred to the princess seams and pocket lines. The vest has welt pockets with sewn-in ends. The back features a center seam, princess seams, and shoulder darts. The vest fastens with buttons and buttonholes at the center front. Kelsey is hip-length.

Model: Height 168 cm (5’6”), Bust 82 cm (32 1/4”), Waist 60 cm (23 5/8”), Hips 89 cm (35”). Model is wearing size 36 in height 2.
Approximate sewing time — 1.5 days (8–10 hours).

Height: this pattern is available in one height – 162-168 cm (5'4'' - 5'6''). Please feel free to contact info@vikisews.com to get a helping hand from sewing mentors when adjusting the patterns for your height.

Sizing: this pattern is multisized - has sizes US 2 - 20 / EU 34 - 52 / UK 6 - 24 nested on one pattern sheet.   Please also check Size chart and Garment length, sleeve length tabs for more information. 


WOMEN SIZING

For women garments with separate distinct sizes:

Size

US 2 / EU 34 / UK 6

US 4 / EU 36 / UK 8

US 6 / EU 38 / UK 10

US 8 / EU 40 / UK 12

US 10 / EU 42 / UK 14

Bust, cm

80

84

88

92

96

Waist, cm

60

64

68

72

76

Hips, cm

86

90

94

98

102

Upper arm, cm

25.1

26.5

27.9

29.3

30.7

 

Size

US 12 / EU 44 / UK 16

US 14 / EU 46 / UK 18

US 16 / EU 48 / UK 20

US 18 / EU 50 / UK 22

US 20 / EU 52 / UK 24

Bust, cm

100

104

108

112

116

Waist, cm

80

84

88

92

96

Hips, cm

106

110

114

118

122

Upper arm, cm

32.1

33.5

34.9

36.3

37.7


Choosing a size for a protruding tummy

For women: to choose the right size for bottom garments, use the hip measurement plus the tummy protrusion

 

Kelsey Instructions Sample (Kelsey_Instructions_Sample.pdf, 791 Kb) Download

To sew this vest, choose suiting fabrics with the following properties:

- medium weight, pliable, soft, non-stretch or with very little stretch, opaque

- the fiber content can include natural fibers (wool, silk, cotton, linen), artificial fibers (viscose), blends (wool + silk, wool + polyester, cotton + viscose, etc.), and synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane)

- the following fabrics are recommended: wool suiting, gabardine, crepe, heavyweight silk, linen

Attention! We do not recommend stretchy knit fabrics and lightweight sheer fabrics (blouse-weight silk).

For the lining, choose lining fabrics made of artificial fibers (viscose), blends (viscose + elastane, viscose + polyester), or synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane).

The vest in the photo is made of suiting fabric. The fabric is medium weight, pliable, soft and with very little stretch. The fabric weight is 290 g/m2. The fiber content is a blend of viscose and polyester.

The lining's fiber content is a blend of viscose and polyester.

1. Main fabric, 140 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters:

Height/Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (154–160)

0.95

1

1

1

1.05

2 (162–168)

1

1.05

1.1

1.1

1.1

3 (170–176)

1.05

1.1

1.15

1.15

1.2

4 (178–184)

1.1

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.25

 

Height/Size

44

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1.05

1.05

1.05

1.1

1.1

2 (162–168)

1.1

1.15

1.15

1.15

1.15

3 (170–176)

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

1.2

4 (178–184)

1.25

1.25

1.25

1.3

1.3

 

Main fabric, 150 cm wide, with a directional print/nap, in meters: 

Height/Size

34–38

40

42–44

1 (154–160)

0.8

0.95

1

2 (162–168)

0.85

1

1.1

3 (170–176)

1

1.05

1.15

4 (178–184)

0.95

1.1

1.2

 

Height/Size

46

48

50

52

1 (154–160)

1.05

1.05

1.1

1.1

2 (162–168)

1.1

1.1

1.15

1.15

3 (170–176)

1.15

1.2

1.2

1.2

4 (178–184)

1.25

1.25

1.25

1.3

 

Main fabric, 55" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards: 

Height/Size

34

36

38

40

42

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

 

Height/Size

44

46

48

50

52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

1 3/8

 

Main fabric, 59" wide, with a directional print/nap, in yards: 

Height/Size

34–38

40

42–44

46–48

50–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

7/8

1

1 1/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

7/8

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

1

1 1/8

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 1/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

1

1 1/4

1 1/4

1 3/8

1 3/8

 

2. Lining fabric, 140 cm wide, in meters: 

Height/Size

34–36

38–44

46–52

1 (154–160)

0.6

0.65

0.65

2 (162–168)

0.65

0.65

0.7

3 (170–176)

0.7

0.7

0.7

4 (178–184)

0.75

0.75

0.75

 

Lining fabric, 55" wide, in yards: 

Height/Size

34–36

38–52

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

5/8

3/4

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

3/4

3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

3/4

3/4

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

7/8

7/8

 

IMPORTANT! When purchasing fabric, please account for shrinkage and buy 5% more than required. 

3. Knit or woven interfacing, 140 cm (55”) wide (see the requirements for all sizes and heights in the main fabric chart)

4. Straight-grain fusible stay tape — 0.3 m (3/8 yd)

5. Stitched bias-cut fusible stay tape — 2.5–3.5 m (2 3/4–3 7/8 yd)

6. Four buttons, 2.2 cm (7/8") in diameter (+ 1 spare button, optional)

7. Matching thread — 1 spool (+ 4 spools for the overlocker, optional, if the lining fabric frays easily)

- sewing machine for construction

- buttonhole foot for the sewing machine

- stitch-in-the-ditch foot for the sewing machine (optional)

- overlocker for finishing raw edges (optional, if the lining fabric frays easily). It can be replaced with a stretch overlock stitch or a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine (overlock or zigzag stitch width 2–3 mm, stitch length 2.5 mm)

Ease type

Ease measurement, cm

Ease measurement, in

Bust ease

6–6.3

2 3/8–2 1/2

Waistline ease

16.2–19.5

6 3/8–7 5/8

Hipline ease

9.6–11.1

3 3/4–4 3/8

Height, cm

Garment length, cm

1 (154–160)

52.4–54.2

2 (162–168)

55.9–57.7

3 (170–176)

59.4–61.2

4 (178–184)

62.9–64.7

 

Height, ft

Garment length, in

1 (5’1”–5’3”)

20 5/8–21 3/8

2 (5’4”–5’6”)

22–22 3/4

3 (5’7”–5’9”)

23 3/8–24 1/8

4 (5’10”–6’1”)

24 3/4–25 1/2

Once the order is paid, within 1 minute you will receive an email with the details of the order and a link to your personal account, where the following will be available for download:

1. The pdf pattern in your chosen height, in the following formats: Letter, A4, A0 and plotter format. The size of the plotter format is indicated in the name of the document. You will need a plotter printer that can print at least 900 mm width.

2. Detailed instructions which include cutting layouts, construction steps accompanied by photos, as well as instructions on how to work with Vikisews patterns (printing, taping, adjusting, sewing terminology).

If you have any questions, please let us know at info@vikisews.com

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