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BENNIE VEST – PDF SEWING PATTERN

BENNIE VEST – PDF SEWING PATTERN

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Bennie is a vest with a "v" shaped front neckline and side slanted double jetted pockets inserted into the front princess seams. It also features four buttons at the centre front closure and a longer front hem.

On the back side, Bennie includes shoulder darts, a centre back seam, back princess seams and side ties to adjust the fit at the waist. This vest is fully lined.

 

Due to the nature of digital files, we do not accept returns on our PDF patterns or products.

SUITABLE FABRICS

Woven lightweight fabrics with very little to no stretch percentage. Suitings, crepes, linen, twill, natural and synthetic suiting, gaberdine.

Lining: soft lightweight fabrics, lightweight cotton, habotai, cupro, satin viscose and acetate.

Interfacing: choose woven polyester or viscose, light-weight to mid-weight interfacing (make sure to test it first).

NOTIONS
  • 4 buttons of 1.2 cm–1.5 cm (1/2"–5/8") diameter
  • Stay tape - bias and straight edge tape
  • 1 spool of matching thread
  • Basting thread - no special thread required

TOOLS

  • Sewing machine
  • Steam iron
  • Tailor’s ham
  • Chalk
  • Ruler
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Wood clapper
  • Sleeve board
  • Buttonhole cutter
LEVEL & FILES

LEVEL

  • Intermediate 3/5

FILES

  • Complete photographed sewing instructions available in PDF
  • A0 Copyshop PDF file 
  • Plotter A0 width PDF file with continuous printing
  • A4 paper format for Home Printing PDF file
  • Letter paper format for Home Printing PDF file
  • This is a multi-size sewing pattern set in layers
  • Includes seam allowances 

SIZE & HEIGHT

SIZE

6 to 22 UK,  34 to 50 EU,  2 to 18 US 

All of our patterns are drafted to fit B cup size.

Available from bust 80 cm to 112 cm  - 31 1/2" to 44"

Available from hip 87 cm to 119 cm  - 34 1/4" to 46 3/4"

 

HEIGHT

The pattern is offered in two height groups: 160 and 170 cm (5’3” and 5’7”), when buying this pattern you should select the closest height to your body, if you are in the middle choose the tallest. Both patterns have exactly the same width around the body, the only difference is in the length.

If you are outside these groups, you may need to alter the pattern length at the lengthen/shorten lines marked on the pattern pieces

For more info check our Size Cart page.

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Customer Reviews

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PC
still would not use again, see below

Bella, Thanks for your response to my review.. However I used YOUR program to selectively print ONLY size 12. So I did not select the wrong pattern line, your program did. I think it is an issue with YOUR program

Dear PC,

Thank you for your feedback.
From the photo you attached, it appears you might have followed the wrong pattern line at the side seams when cutting the lining pieces.

This sewing pattern has been fully tested and in use for over a year. If such a big mistake existed, I would have corrected before launching and I would have heard by now from other sewists early on.

Please feel free to reach out, and we can investigate further.

Best wishes,
Bella

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Henri

I didn't have time to sew the vest yet, but I was very pleased with their helpfulness when I bought the wrong size, as they responded to my email within a very short time and exchanged the file. The sewing instructions also look very well prepared and I'm looking forward to sewing the vest! I will definitely get other patterns from here when I have more time to sew again

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Daniele
One of the best commercial patterns

This is hands down one of the best commercial patterns I've ever tried. I usually draft my own patterns but I decided to try this one and it's truly amazing. The sizes are accurate (I made two different ones), the instructions are clear and contain some really nice (I would even say advanced) information. Highly recommend!

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Barbara S.
Absolute recommendation

A great pattern. The fit is excellent. The instructions are very easy to understand. You can tell that this patternnwas made by someone with knowledge of tailoring.

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