Sew a timeless waistcoat with the Belvedere Waistcoat pattern! It is the perfect minimalist piece to wear to formal events. This design features a curved back seam and long darts to fit the garment close to the body. It includes a back neckline facing for a high-end professional finish.
The pattern comes carefully packaged in a pattern folder with string closure - simple to use and sturdy enough to store your patterns for years to come. Included is a tissue paper pattern, a 17 page staple bound illustrated instruction booklet and an embroidered Thread Theory garment tag.
The instructions and pattern pieces provide for two approaches:
1. Create a tailored waistcoat complete with welt pockets, a fully canvased front and side seam vents.
2. Sew a quick and easy waistcoat with no pockets and simplified construction techniques.
Both waistcoat projects are great scrap busters since it is easy to mix and match fabrics.
Light to meidum weight suiting fabrics including wool, linen or blends. You can also experiement with unconventional fabrics such as upholstery fabrics, corduroy, sturdy knit fabrics, canvas or denim.
For the lining you could either chose the same fabric, or go for a contrast fabric such as satin linen or cotton.
Please see the FIND YOUR SIZE tab for fabric requirements.
You will also need:
- Interfacing - medium weight fusible or sewn-in interfacing. Excellent options include 100% cotton interfacing, tailoring canvas or woven fusible interfacing.
- Variation 1 - 6 1/2" to 5/8" buttons
- Variation 2 - 5 1/2" to 5/8" buttons
- Optional - For stronger pockets, you can use tightly woven cotton (often called pocketing) instead of lining material for the upper and lower pocket bags. If you choose to do this you will need 0.1m/0.1 yards of pocketing fabric.
Ability: Intermediate - those less experienced can start with option 1 and progress to option 2 making it an attractive pattern for all abilities.