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Mme. Ratchet
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« on: July 19, 2017, 08:57:37 am »

I'm looking for a military-style vest pattern that I can fit to a female frame. Any recommendations?
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 09:00:29 am »

I'm looking for a military-style vest pattern that I can fit to a female frame. Any recommendations?

For a vest pattern, post in Anatomical! You will get better answers there Mme. Ratchet!
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 05:40:13 pm »

Uh, I thought I did...
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 10:06:35 pm »

Uh, I thought I did...
I quietly moved it here from Tactile. Should have said something. Sorry. Embarrassed
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 02:02:30 pm »

No problem, I just would swear I put this in Anatomical to begin with...
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 10:34:18 pm »

I usually just use my favourite fitted jacket pattern without the sleeves to make a nice form-fitting waistcoat, with a bit of alteration to the neckline if I want something with reveres otherwise it's got a stand-up collar.  That still looks fine as a waistcoat though.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2017, 09:45:47 am »

I don't have any fitted jacket patterns Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2017, 12:40:47 am »

If you have a fabric store near you, go in and look at the pattern catalogs. They will have plenty of possible options, you can find something that can be adjusted to get what you want. You could even look online to get an idea what is out there.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2017, 05:34:33 pm »

"You could even look online to get an idea what is out there" That's what I'm doing right here Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2017, 11:48:56 pm »

"You could even look online to get an idea what is out there" That's what I'm doing right here Tongue

I mean on a pattern company's website... like Simplicity or McCall's....
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 02:08:22 am »

I'm asking here because I'd like other people's opinions. Like which ones do you like?
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2017, 04:20:01 am »

You may want to check Google ,just type in steampunk Vest Pattern and See what You Find. Hope this Helps.
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2017, 01:19:42 pm »

No, it doesn't help. If I wanted to know what google thought, I would have googled it. No, I wanted to know what my fellow steampunks thought. But I have yet to get very much input at all. So thanks for all of the lack of helpfulness.
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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2017, 11:59:32 pm »

https://www.trackofthewolf.com/categories/partdetail.aspx/429/1/pattern-222 would this work?
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2017, 12:54:42 am »

Sorry,i Thought Google Would Help, You may want to Check with somewhere like Joanne Fabrics or Other Such Places or Check for a Military Surplus Store to see if They Have Vests or check with Someone Who does Historic Reacreations to see if they Could Help You. Hope This is a Help to You.
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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2017, 07:05:20 pm »

I use Simplicity 1558 and 2207 quite a lot.
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2018, 05:35:29 am »

Truly Victorian sells a very nice series of patterns for women’s garments from between roughly 1860 and 1910.

I think one or the other of these with the sleeves left off could work for a woman’s military type vest:

https://www.trulyvictorian.net/1879-cuirass-bodice-with-evening-options.html

https://www.trulyvictorian.net/1880-jacket-bodice.html
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2018, 06:40:55 am »

I use Simplicity 1558 and 2207 quite a lot.

Thanks for that, Cora, very handy to have pattern numbers. (makes it easy) Also for the tip on using the pattern for a fitted jacket. I have a good one that I could use as a fitted vest. It's a 1980s number, but would work very well as a vest.
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2018, 01:07:11 pm »

I use Simplicity 1558 and 2207 quite a lot.

Thanks for that, Cora, very handy to have pattern numbers. (makes it easy) Also for the tip on using the pattern for a fitted jacket. I have a good one that I could use as a fitted vest. It's a 1980s number, but would work very well as a vest.

And if the jacket isn't quite fitted enough one can put a series of loops or D-rings into the side back seams and then put lacing across, or do the more traditional single band to pull it in slightly.  I prefer lacing 'cos it makes for a better fit, but it is fiddlier to do. 
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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2018, 03:54:15 pm »

https://www.etsy.com/listing/159864346/fw222-vintage-vests-sewing-pattern-by?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=folkwear%20patterns%20vintage%20vest&ref=sc_gallery-1-3&plkey=e5adaf713fc2658b270e94c345d41c5b983d73c9:159864346 would something like this work ?
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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2018, 12:24:36 am »

I use Simplicity 1558 and 2207 quite a lot.

Thanks for that, Cora, very handy to have pattern numbers. (makes it easy) Also for the tip on using the pattern for a fitted jacket. I have a good one that I could use as a fitted vest. It's a 1980s number, but would work very well as a vest.

And if the jacket isn't quite fitted enough one can put a series of loops or D-rings into the side back seams and then put lacing across, or do the more traditional single band to pull it in slightly.  I prefer lacing 'cos it makes for a better fit, but it is fiddlier to do. 

Lacing does look particularly good though. Good tips for a Steampunk costume Nooby. I have been making smocks - 16 so far and only 4 to go... but it's so hot and humid here (40 C today) and the a/c is a long way from my sewing room... 

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