I call it my 25 minute vest, did not involve a pattern and just decided to try and use simple logic to create a vest with minimum fuss! And this is the result! Big question - is it easy to sew? Absolutely! If you like sewing stretchy fabrics.
This fabric is called Mulatto Lace. It is 123cm wide with a really nice frilly selvage edge. Its a rayon/nylon/spandex blend and super stretchy and gorgeously drapy.
First step was to cut fabric to allow for length of vest and approx. 5 cm for seam allowances/hem etc.
I laid it out folded in half across so selvage edges were lined up. Right or wrong sides didnt matter during the cutting out process.
I then folded one edge back on itself and beyond the original fold and left approx 18cm - 20cm folded as you can see in the pic.
I then pinched and picked up the new top fold each end and let it hang to fold the bottom edge back in line with the new top fold. Does that make sense?
Basically I folded the other piece under to match what I had folded back already on top. So selvage edges were together again on the left but there was an additional fold inside the fold. That hidden fold is what I imagined to be the back panel of vest. Next step is to cut arm holes.
I chopped from the top end (or one end) and did a guess-amite of the shape and size of an armhole. I did have a basic t-shirt pattern armhole to guide me as a backup. I also cut about 9 cm off at a slight angle for the shoulder seams.
Then next step was to undo that hidden fold of fabric so its all back to the original fold in half. You can see the arm holes now and the fold on the right, shoulder seams cut out. Last step was to cut a mini back neck line out near the fold.
This type of fabric is very forgiving for fit as its busy, stretchy and drapey. Worth a go!