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Astar's Craft: Warm Winter Wrap Over Vest

With Astar

How to make a Warm Winter Wrap Over Vest

Each and every year I make myself a couple of warm polar fleece vests or wraps.  
I don't need sleeves, as I only need to keep my front and back warm. 
My wrap tops are just the answer for all that is warranted in keeping me cosy.

Things to gather
The pattern I am using is 'NEW LOOK - 6755' - this is a great with its featured peplum skirt, so fashionable this season.
All materials are available from Spotlight.
You will need about a meter of polar fleece or wool blended fabric but that will depend on your length and size.
Matching thread
Sharp scissors/pins/ marking chalks or pen/ tape measure
Sewing machine

The pattern contains all the pieces required to make image 'D' - without the sleeves.
Cut from main pattern sheet, in your size - pieces 14, 13, 15, 7, 8, 4 - (re: tie, cut one and then in a half long ways)
Lay pattern down on top of wrong side of fabric. 
Pin before cutting, and ensure all notches/markings have been transferred over to fabric. 
Because wrap has no sleeves you don't need to cut notches at back and both sides - at arm holes.
To make pleats in right front, on inside bring broken lines together.  Stitch along broken lines.
Press pleat down.  Baste across front edge.
Make dark in left front press towards centre.
Make darts in back, press towards center.
Stitch front to back at shoulder seams.
Stitch front to back at right side seam, leaving an opening between small dots, back stitch at small dots to reinforce opening.
Stitch peplum front to peplum back at side seams.
With right sides together pin peplum to lower edge of top matching centers, side seams and small dots.
Stitch peplum down
With right sides together pin then stitch down ties

(Broadcast 14 June 2012)