Women's Wild Things Vest - Size + Materials List

Size + Measurements Chart 

Twig + Tale Size


(girls 12)

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Upper Bust

29”
73.5cm

30”
76.5cm

31”
79cm

32”
81.5cm

33”
84cm

34”
86.5cm

35.5”
90cm

37”
94cm

39.5”
100.5cm

40.5”
103cm

42.5”
107.5cm

44”
112cm

46”
116.5cm

48”
121cm

Full Bust

30”
76.2cm

32”
81.3cm

33”
83.8cm

34”
86.4cm

35”
89cm

36”
91.4cm

37.5”
95.2cm

39”
99.1cm

41.5”
105.4cm

43.5”
110.5cm

45.5”
115.6cm

47.5”
120.7cm

49.5”
125.7cm

51.5”
130.8cm

Hip

32”
81.3cm

34.5”
86.4cm

35.5”
90.2cm

36.5”
92.7cm

37.5”
95.2cm

38.5”
97.8cm

40”
101.6cm

41.5”
105.4cm

43.5”
110.5cm

45.5”
115.6cm

47.5”
120.7cm

49.5”
125.7cm

51.5”
130.8cm

53.5”
135.9cm

Waist

25”
63.5cm

24”
61cm

25”
63.5cm

26”
66cm

27”
68.5cm

28”
71.1cm

29.5”
74.9cm

31”
78.7cm

33.5”
85.1cm

35.5”
90.2cm

37.5”
95.3cm

39.5”
100.3cm

41.5”
105.4cm

43.5”
110.5cm

Height

4’ 9”
146cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

5’5”
165cm

 1)  Measure your upper bust, full bust, waist and hip.

2)  Choose your size by your upper bust/full bust and then blend sizes to your waist/hip measurements if necessary.

This pattern is designed to be as beginner-friendly as possible. You should be able to get a great fit without advanced tailoring skills. 

The overlap at the front of the vest is purposefully designed so that the buttons can be placed on the finished vest for a custom fit without the need for you to adjust the pattern pieces.  

Our new split sizing accommodates as many body shapes as possible.  Our “Curvy Sizes” (j-n in the chart below) are drafted for a fuller bust.

 

Suggested Fabrics

Exterior: I like to use vintage woolen blankets, but you can use any warm fabric such as wool, wool blends, corduroy, denim, pre-quilted cottons, or velvet. Fleece and Wind-Pro are also suitable fabrics. You could also use quilting cottons for a spring weight vest or quilt an extra layer in between the exterior and lining fabric for extra warmth.  Sherpa and lightweight suede make for a stunning vest.

Lining: Traditionally you would use a slippery fabric for lining; however, cotton, linen and flannel work well too. If using a lightweight exterior fabric, you could use pre-quilted polyester lining to provide extra warmth.

 

Fabric Requirements

You will need the amounts listed in the chart below for both lining and exterior fabrics (44 inches/115cm wide). 

If adding a tail, factor in another 1/4 yard or metre.  
It is intended that your choice of ears can be cut from the scraps - however, if making a Bunny, Puppy or Giraffe, you may need to factor in a tiny bit more fabric. 

Fabric Width

 

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110cm /43"

cm

115

135

145

145

150

160

160

160

160

165

170

180

190

190

 

inches

46

53

58

58

60

63

63

63

63

65

67

71

75

75

130cm / 51"

cm

105

115

115

115

120

125

125

130

130

140

145

160

165

165

 

inches

42

45.5

46

46

48

50

50

52

52

56

58

63

65

65

Other Supplies & Notions

  • Spool of coordinating thread
  • Large buttons or toggles to fasten (Alternatively, you could use snaps or domes)
  • Cord elastic for fastening loops - optional
  • Interfacing for buttons strips - optional
  • Scraps of iron-on interfacing and stuffing for ears
  • Scraps of felt, suede or leather for claws and “paw pads” of certain animals
  • Scraps of felt or fur for tail detailing for certain animals
  • Pipe cleaners for Giraffe ossicones, Ladybird antennae or antlers
  • Ball of yarn for the mane of Lion, Zebra, Horse, Donkey and Unicorn (You could also use felt strips, fleece, ricrac, ribbon or something similar)
  • Applique paper - optional
  • Stuffing for the tail - optional
  • Metallic thread for Unicorn detailing