New Pattern: Envigado Vest
Please welcome the next lineup of Itch to Stitch: The Envigado Vest!
“This is my favorite thing you’ve ever made.” —my husband
“This one is going to be EPIC! I think the instructions are fantastic and break everything down to make it easy to achieve an amazing garment from the pattern.” —Crystal of Sewing Vortex
“It is a great pattern. Very nice job Kennis. Definitely one of my favorite ITS patterns thus far! I have worn my everyday since it was finished.” —Judy of A Custom Clothier
For me, the Envigado Vest is darn near the top on my all-time-favorite list. That is saying a lot considered that I can’t recall how many garments I’ve ever made. Maybe 200? Maybe 300 over the years?
I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, “I don’t wear vests.” But here is where I disagree with you. I didn’t know I like wearing vest until I wear my Envigado. And then I realized that my vests go with everything, adding a level of style and finishing touch to an otherwise unremarkable outfit.
I challenge you to make and wear one out. It’s impossible to not receive compliment on it. People will ask you where you bought it so they can get one too.
Then you can tell your admirers that this vest is custom made just for you and there’s not another one in the world (you could even use the word “bespoke” while sticking your pinky out.)
Envigado Vest Features:
- Options for A, B, C, D and DD cups
- Front and back princess seams
- Waist drawstring for shaping
- Ample front pocket with buttoned flaps
- Optional hood with drawstring
- Unlined bodice
Even though the hardware (grommets and cord ends) is optional, they add so much style to the vest, making it a high-end piece of clothing.
Check out all these gorgeousness!
Because of the princess seams and custom cup sizes, the Envigado Vest fits many bodies well. Honestly there’s not a single Envigado Vest that I don’t like.
The Envigado is unlined, and you can choose to finish the seam with Hong Kong seam finish. See how gorgeous your vest could look!
Or you could use simple and faster serging to finish your seams of your Envigado Vest. Whatever makes you happy is the most important.
My sincere thanks to these talented testers and models for contributing to the high-quality of the Envigado Vest pattern.
- Lim Boon Kuan
- Sarah H.
- Sarah L.
You will be so proud of yourself for making this Envigado Vest, and you will reach out for it again and again!
Get your copy while the Envigado Vest pattern is 20% off! The discount is valid through Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 only!
I am really wanting to make this vest- but the best one for me is the one MJ did. I don’t want buttons etc. just a plain vest about hip length or less. Is this the same pattern MJ used for her green vest?
It’s the same pattern. She used buttons instead of a zipper.
I haven’t come across any anorak patterns with bust sizing, so I too would love if this came with a sleeve option (would be happy to purchase it as an add-on to account for the armscye redrafting).
Hi, I love this pattern and wanted to ask if sleeves could be added to make it into a lightweight jacket? Is there a possibility of a pattern add-on?
The sleeve would be a little too roomy because the armhole is big as a vest. I think it wouldn’t match the slimness of the vest.
I love seeing all the images, they look really good. What fabric choices do you suggest? I could make a warm weather version and a cold weather version, I really like this vest. It would be nice to be able to line it too, especially for winter use. I like the thought of sewing with wool.
Hi Carolyn, any woven light to medium weight fabric would work. I think twill is a good one to start with.
I have been looking for a jacket pattern with these features for years. Please do an add on for sleeves, love your work.
I like this style and would love a sleeve to turn it into a windbreaker. Maybe an add-on down the road?
Kennis, having testers with all kinds of bodies photographed with their makes is very influential on whether or not I’ll consider a pattern (also influential is whether or not I’ll be able to handle it, or will have the guts and make the time to actually do it). You are cranking beautiful things out, and are quickly becoming my go-to for instruction and patterns that will consistently accommodate my boobs. Thanks so much for thinking of us, too! I’m a fan. 🙂
Great shaping! I recently discovered just how useful down vests are; this is classier, without the bulk. (I’m guessing underlining is possible, for a little more defense against the chill.)