Folkwear 126 Vests from Greece and Poland

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Buy the 126 Vests from Greece and Poland sewing pattern from Folkwear. These authentic designs can be lavishly embroidered, appliquéd, and otherwise embellished. The styles include a short Greek vest for men and women, a mid-calf Greek vest for women, and two variations of a Polish vest for women with petal-shaped tabs along the bottom edge.

The short Greek vest is waist-length on women and slightly shorter on men. It has a narrow band collar, a button and loop at the neck, and curved front edges. The panels of the long Greek vest flare gracefully from a slightly raised waist. As on many Greek coats and vests, the front opening does not meet, but frames the body. Narrow shoulders and a uniquely pieced back construction are accented by a small pleat on either side of the back and small side slits at the hemline.

The short and long Greek vests can be made lined or unlined. Both Greek vests are traditionally trimmed with narrow cord or braid and bits of appliquéd velvet; several buttons and shells further decorate the shorter one. Designs for all vest embellishment are included in the pattern.

Bodices, or vests, from several areas of Poland are similar in general construction, with differences in detailing and decoration. These two versions are fitted to the waist with a scoop neckline and laced front opening. Petal-like tabs finish the bottom edge, and are echoed in overlapping shoulder straps. These bodices are usually made of velveteen, and are lined. Optional embellishments include a simple soutache design, or colourful sequin and bead treatment. Other traditional decorative possibilities include embroidery or application of purchased braid.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Medium to heavyweight, closely woven fabrics such as denim, velveteen, corduroy, silk, velvet, wool, blends, and upholstery fabric // Lining: Light to medium weight cottons, silk, synthetics, and blends.

Fabric requirements: Short Greek Vest: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 5/8 – 1 1/4 yd (57 – 114 cm) / 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 5/8 – 1 1/8 yd (57 – 103 cm) // Long Greek Vest: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 2 5/8 – 3 1/8 yd (2 – 2.9 m) / 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 2 – 2 3/4 yd (1.8 – 2.5 m) // Polish Vest: 45″ (115 cm) wide fabric: 3/4 – 1 yd (69 – 91 cm) / 60″ (150 cm) wide fabric: 5/8 – 7/8 yd (57 – 80 cm).

Sizing: XS – 2XL (approx. UK 4/6 – 24/26). Please check and size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread // Short Greek Vest: One 1/4″ (6 mm) round button for neck closure (or one purchased frog or decorative hook and eye); 4 yd (3.66 m) of 1/2″ (13 mm) wide bias fold-over braid for binding (optional on lined version) // Long Greek Vest: 8 1/4 yd (7.55 m) of 1/2″ (13 mm) wide bias fold-over braid for binding; 3/4 yd (69 cm) of 1/8″-1/4″ (3-6 mm) decorative cord for front opening tie (optional) // Polish Vest: 22″ (56 cm) of 1/4″ (6 mm) wide feather boning; ten metal rings, 5/8″-3/4″ (1.5-2 cm) in diameter; 2 yd (1.83 m) of woven-edge satin ribbon or cording for front tie; 7 yd (6.41 m) of 1/2″ (13 mm) wide bias fold-over braid for binding (optional).

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; three print-at-home patterns; 36″ wide copy shop file; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information

Fabric

Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Velvet / Velveteen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Size

UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

12 pages (Polish Vest), 12 pages (Short Greek Vest), 30 pages (Long Greek Vest)

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