May 25, 2013

Basic Summer Style NO SEW DIY - Waterfall Drape Vest

(from WobiSobi)
One of my favorite pieces for summer is a cute vest to wear over a tee or tank. I'm particularly obsessed with draped vests (sometimes also called waterfall vests) because they drape so beautifully. It's that drape that makes this vest super flattering on any body type. 

Draped vests are available in all types of fabric choices - from jersey for a super casual look over a summer tank with shorts - to a floaty chiffon that can go over a glitter tank and tuxedo pants for a more formal look. 


Here's how to make a cute, casual draped vest out of nothing but a men's size XL T-shirt and a scissors - in less than 5 minutes! TRULY! Anyone with a shirt and a scissors can do this! 










Lay the t-shirt out flat and cut off the sleeves and around the collar - where the red marks are. 



That is literally it! Your arms go through the hole and the rest drapes beautifully over your hips and tummy. 


 You can also wrap it around and wear it as a scarf. 




For a tutorial on how to make a draped short sleeve jacket, click here. You need a sewing machine/serger to make this one, but it has a full back to it instead of an open back and it is super DUPER easy! Trust me. 

There's nothing new about draped vests... they were popular a few years ago and it doesn't appear that they are going anywhere any time soon! The super flattering versatility will surely keep them around! 







7 comments :

  1. I love this.. & its soo easy

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    1. Totally! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  2. This says to use a mens XL tee, but what if you are plus size? How many sizes larger then you wear normally should you go? I wear a mens LG tee or juniors/womans 2X...Should I go with a XL still or a 2 or 3X instead. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Mary, As long as the neck opening is large enough for you to fit both arms and fit across your back without pulling, the size of the shirt doesn't really matter. I'd go with a 3x ... if there's extra fabric you can always trim it off!

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  3. After reading the staggering statistics in a scientific study on the increase in breast cancer from wearing a bra, I ran across this looking for ways to tastefully go bra-less.You bet your boobies I will be making this. I'm making pasties too!

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  4. I just discovered the jacket version and I will be making that too! Don't buy a bunch of new shirts. Go to your local thrift shop and make them in every color of the rainbow!

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