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Saturday, 4 May 2019

Whatever! Halla's Vivianne Cardigan Pattern Vest Hack

Ugh! As if!

My wardrobe lacked a decent sweater vest until last week. 

Yes, I said SWEATER VEST.




Halla's Vivienne Sweater and Cardigan had the perfect fit I was looking for in a Vest. 

I wanted the Clueless look, but a bit looser and more forgiving. 

This sweater pattern comes with a plethora of options: 
- V-neck or button up
- Full or cropped length
- Short or tall bands
- Pleated, Gathered, or normal shoulder seams
- Patch pocket option 




The instructions for the V-Neck are on par and easy to follow without puckering or weirdness that sometimes happens when sewing up a V-neck. 

The plaid fabric from Water Tower Textiles was perfect - with a 2-way stretch and nice woven knit feel, it will be perfect year round. 







I was a bit concerned that the armcycle would gape without proper grading, but it turned out fine - I just guessed at a band size and took 1.5" off the total of the armcycle measurement, and sewed it on as I would any other arm band. 

I top stitched around the armcycle, ironed, and voila!






I love the looser look of this (without being too baggy), and it's perfect to geek or office up my plain tops without being too stuffy and boring. 

So get your Vivianne pattern here - and make 4 or 6 different tops without repeating the style!  And try out my Vest hack so you can bring your geek on too!

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