|Pattern Description: |
This pattern contains the pattern and instructions for a front-buttoned, lined frock coat with pockets and a collar. The coat has waist darts, a waist seam and flap pockets. The back of the coat is segmented into 5 different sections. Included in the pattern is a men-s shirt with yoke collar, buttoned front placket and long sleeves with cuffs. The shirt is gathered at the front shoulders and back yoke. The lined vest has a 6-button front opening. It can be constructed with or without a collar and with 2-4 single welt pockets. I will be reviewing the vest only.
This is a multi-sized pattern, AA (38,40,42,44) or BB(46,48,50,52)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I did not care for the directions for the welt pockets. All other directions were very easy to follow and well-thought out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This pattern allows you to make a very nice men-s vest. It really is too nice just to be considered for a period piece of clothing for a play. This vest makes a great tuxedo vest. I did not like the welt directions. I followed the pattern directions for the welt pocket and the pockets came out distorted and not very professional-looking. I recommend this video, with instructions, for making a welt pocket. These instructions are easy and fool proof.
Welt Pocket Video
You can view the two different methods I used for making the welt pockets here:
Brocade and lining polyester. The back of the vest was constructed out of cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None, except the method used for welt pockets.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I have already made two vests. I recommend this well constructed vest. Here is the website of the entire album showing this garment.
This is a well-made men-s vest, which should not be considered a piece of period clothing rather than a costume.