USA Member since 2/8/09 Posts: 2563 Skill: Intermediate
Date: 2/10/13 6:14 AM
Most vest patterns are designed with an armhole that is different from a bodice armhole. Its bigger and sits lower. Its not designed to accept a sleeve.
You may want to use a bodice pattern that fits you alter it into a vest by lowering the neck and making a front button closure.
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Went to PR Weekend! Ontario CANADA Member since 6/22/07 Posts: 1039 Skill: Expert/Couture
Date: 2/10/13 4:06 PM
The vest fabric looks to be a knit, and I would use a knit sleeve pattern that does not have a full cap like the one you have tried.
As Sandi has said the vest armhole may be bigger than a blouse armesyth, so you could go up a couple of sizes.
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