New
In stock
Out of Stock

Folkwear Patterns - Vests from Greece and Poland *NEW

$39.95

Spend $175.00 more to get Free Shipping (Australia)
PRODUCT INFORMATION
ADDITIONAL
CUSTOM TAB
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
PRODUCT INFORMATION

About the Vests from Greece and Poland

These authentic designs can be lavishly decorated, embroidered, appliquéd, and otherwise embellished. This sewing pattern include a short vest for men or women from Greece, a mid-calf Greek vest, and two variations of a Polish woman's vest 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 short and long Greek vests can be made lined or unlined. Fold-over braid binds the edges of the short vest when unlined, and is optional when lined.

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.  With or without lining, fold-over braid is used for finishing.

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 and instructions 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.  Our two Polish vest 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 colorful sequin and bead treatment.  Other traditional decorative possibilities include embroidery or application of purchased braid.

 

The Fabric

Choose Medium to heavyweight, closely woven fabrics such as denim, velveteen, corduroy, silk, velvet, wool, blends, and upholstery fabric.


Sizing

This pattern is a multi-sized pattern - Size XS - 2XL.

 

Level of Difficulty

There is no specified level of difficultly on the pattern, but Folkwear have very good instructions.    

ADDITIONAL
CUSTOM TAB
CUSTOMER REVIEWS

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our site

Folkwear Patterns - Vests from Greece and Poland *NEW

Folkwear Patterns - Vests from Greece and Poland *NEW

$39.95
Pre-loader