How to Make a Ruffled Vest
After all the hype about Fashion week in NYC, we're in the mood for some serious couture. However, we're not in the mood to spend all that money. So we decided to do a tutorial about knock-off designs. After all, what's more stylish then wearing one of a kind clothes that you've created?If you like the show, subscribe to us oniTunes, and check out some more cool tutorials and step by step instructions on Threadbanger.com.And if you want to see this ruffle vest made in action, watch the video below.

Step 1: Cutting out the vest

How to Make a Ruffled Vest
How to Make a Ruffled Vest
1. First turn the pants inside out, pin the two layers of the leg together and cut out a long rectangle thats bigger at one end.

Step 2: Sewing the perimeter

How to Make a Ruffled Vest
2. Repeat with the other leg, then sew a seam around the entire perimeter of each rectangle. Leave a small gap and turn them both right side out.

Step 3: The top seam

How to Make a Ruffled Vest
3. Sew a top seam around each rectangle and close up your gaps.

Step 4: Making the ruffles

How to Make a Ruffled Vest
How to Make a Ruffled Vest
How to Make a Ruffled Vest
4. Slightly overlap the two wider ends then pin. Now make small pleats all the way down one side and pin. Repeat on the other side, making sure to fold both sides under.

Step 5: Sewing the ruffles

How to Make a Ruffled Vest
How to Make a Ruffled Vest
5. Sew the pleats on one end starting at the end then stopping in the middle. Go with the pleats, not against. Then sew the other half the same way.

Step 6: Measuring the elastic

How to Make a Ruffled Vest
How to Make a Ruffled Vest
6. Next take out some inch-wide elastic, fit it around your neck, under your arms and connect it at the back. Then pin the middle of the elastic to the middle of the garment.

Step 7: Sewing the elastic to the garment

How to Make a Ruffled Vest
How to Make a Ruffled Vest
7. Then sew the elastic to the garment, making sure you stretch the elastic as you sew, so the ruffles will scrunch up more. Start in the middle and work your way to one end. Repeat on the other side.

Step 8: Sewing down the elastic

How to Make a Ruffled Vest
How to Make a Ruffled Vest
8. Now sew down both sides of the elastic, again, stretching as you sew.

Step 9: Finishing up!

How to Make a Ruffled Vest
How to Make a Ruffled Vest
9. Then overlap the ends of the elastic and sew it together in a rectangular motion. Add a hap-harzard stitch in the middle and at the ends and you are done!
 
 

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