With New York weather being New York weather, it’s always a good idea to have a versatile wardrobe. In April, it could be freezing when you leave for work in the morning, and 75 degrees by the time you break for lunch. The best things to fill your closet with thing spring? Vest, shawls, and light outerwear. And this circle vest can be done in minutes!
Things you’ll need:
- 1 yard of a no-fray fabric (leather, suede, wool, etc.)
- Marking Tool
- Measuring Tape
I decided to use Mood’s Rainy Day Camel Hair Wool, which is so incredibly soft, it doesn’t even need a lining.
To begin your very own vest, begin by folding your fabric along the width, and then the length. Draw a curve like the photo below, starting at one folded edge and ending at the opposite corner.
You should end up with a large oval, measuring in at about 36″x54″.
After your vest panel is cut, the only other step is to cut out arm holes! Mine are 7.5″x3.5″ and lie 10″ from the top of the vest. The lower you place them, the larger the collar hangs. The width between each hole should be the width of your back.
And just like that, you have a vest! For quick alterations, you can easily lengthen or shorten your vest along the 36″ side. Make it a cute, cropped shawl, or a chic transition trench!
Also, it’s super fun to spin in!