Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest sewing pattern - Wardrobe By Me
Pika Vest Sewing Pattern -Women's sizes

Pika Vest Sewing Pattern -Women's sizes


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This is a PDF sewing pattern.

📜 Pattern Overview

Introducing the Pika Vest Sewing Pattern, a semi-fitted vest that combines style and functionality. This pattern features princess seams and decorative welt pockets, making it a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Suitable for woven fabrics, it is available in sizes 0-24 / 30-54. Whether layered over tops or worn alone, this vest is designed to add a touch of elegance to any outfit.  


📐 Key Features

  • Pattern Formats: Color PDF pattern printable in Letter, A4, and A0 formats, with a separate projector file for convenience.
  • Size Range: Sizes 0-24 / 30-54.
  • Design Details:
    • Princess Seams: For a flattering, contoured fit.
    • Back Darts: Add shape and definition to the vest.
    • Front Buttons: Classic button closure for a polished look.
    • Decorative Welt Pockets: Stylish and functional pockets enhance the vest’s design.
    • Fully Lined: Ensures a smooth, comfortable fit and professional finish.

✂️ Pattern Description

The Pika Vest is a semi-fitted garment that combines elegant princess seams with practical decorative welt pockets. The pointed front hem adds a touch of sophistication, while the back darts and shaped back seam provide a flattering fit. Designed for woven fabrics, this vest can be worn over various tops or styled as a chic top. It features a lining and facings for added comfort and a professional finish. The model shown is 172 cm tall and wearing a size 8/38.

Add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe with the Pika Vest. Explore our Women’s Tops Patterns for more stylish designs.

🧑‍🏭 Skill Level: 3/4

This pattern is designed for intermediate sewists. The Pika Vest is a rewarding project, and our easy-to-follow instructions, along with a helpful video tutorial, will guide you through each step. If you’re new to adding welt pockets or sewing princess seams, consider practicing on scrap fabric before starting your final project. Check out our YouTube channel for a step-by-step sew-along.


🧵 What You'll Need

  • Fabric: Light to medium-weight woven fabrics such as cotton, linen, wool, corduroy, or twill.
  • Notions:
    • Lining for the inside.
    • Buttons for front closure.
    • Interfacing to add structure.
    • Sewing thread.
  • Tools: Basic sewing tools and a sewing machine.

🔧 Pattern Features

  • Layered PDF: Easily select and print only the sizes you need.
  • Trimless Pages: Simplifies pattern assembly with no need to trim edges.
  • Illustrated Instructions: Step-by-step instructions with clear, full-color illustrations.
  • Measurements: These include both metric and imperial units for precise fitting.
  • Paper Formats: Suitable for A4 and Letter paper formats, with an A0 option for printshops.
  • Projector File: Includes a color file for use with projectors.
  • Seam Allowances: These are pre-included in all pattern pieces for accuracy.

🔍 Additional Information

  • Fabric Requirements and Measurements: Flip through the images to find detailed fabric requirements and measurements to ensure a perfect fit.
  • More Patterns: Discover our range of Women’s Sewing Patterns for more beautiful and inspiring projects.

How to Use PDF Sewing Patterns

Thank you for choosing our PDF sewing patterns for your creative projects! These digital PDF sewing patterns offer convenience and flexibility, allowing you to start sewing in no time. Below are detailed instructions on how to download, print, and tape the PDF patterns effectively:

Purchase and Download:

  • Browse our collection of PDF sewing patterns on our website and choose the one that suits your project.
  • After purchasing, download the pattern files to your computer. This process is usually instantaneous, and you'll have your pattern ready to use within minutes.

Print Selectively:

  • One of the advantages of PDF patterns is the ability to print only the sizes you need. This saves both paper and ink, making the process more eco-friendly.
  • Open the pattern file in Adobe Reader and select the specific size(s) you want to print before sending the document to your printer. Download Adobe Reader for free [here].

Easy Assembly:

Our sewing patterns boast trimless pages, a feature designed to streamline your assembly process. With trimless pages, you can effortlessly tape the pages together without the need to trim off any edges beforehand. This not only saves you time but also ensures precise alignment of the pattern pieces. Please refer to the detailed description available [here].

  • After printing, arrange the pages according to the provided layout guide on page three in the instructions book. Use clear tape to join the pages together, ensuring that the lines and markings align perfectly.
  • Read more about taping the pages together [here].

Additional Tips:

  • Unzipping Files: You recieve the pattern in a compressed (.zip) format, simply double-click the file to unzip its contents. This will reveal the PDF pattern files ready for use. Remember to save the files on your device.

Printing Instructions:

  • In Adobe Reader, navigate to the print settings to adjust paper size, orientation, and other preferences before printing your pattern. Ensure that your printer is set to "Actual Size" or "100% Scale" to maintain accuracy. Please find more details [here].

Pattern Support:

  • Should you encounter any difficulties or have questions about using our patterns, feel free to reach out to us directly or join our community on Facebook for additional support and tips. We're here to help you make the most of your sewing experience.

Happy Sewing!

The WBM-team

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Alice
Nice pattern

I'm still working on it, because I decided to add lapels and a collar, but the muslin fit well (I already added a 2 inch FBA because I always need one anyway, but hadn't done one on princess seams before. Would have loved some different cup options...). It's a stylish little pattern and I love the look of it so far. I am tempted to turn the pockets into real welt pockets (tiny ones for a watch...)

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Patricia Delashmit
Pika Vest

I am unable to open Zip on my devices. Can pattern and or update be sent as a PDF

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Julia F
Two so far ...

I really love this pattern - it's a pleasure to sew and it turns out that waistcoats go with so many things and cover my 62-year-old midriff very comfortably :)
So far I've made two from offcuts of fairly thick upholstery wool felt bought from a social enterprise on eBay. For the purple one I didn't have quite enough fabric so made the facings of thinner stripey cotton and, though it's a bit less warm, it sits slightly closer to the body and feels less stiff. I already have plans to make another one for the spring out of thinner wool suiting in various blues and my husband is hinting strongly that he would like one too, so it looks like I'll be getting the Pike pattern as well in the near future!

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P.B.

Excellent pattern

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Renae V
Step by step instructions make it achievable

While there is lots of pieces, keeping them together with the pattern piece makes it easier to follow along.
I found the curves the hardest part, however that comes with practice. Loved the clever (but fiddly) way the bottom seam is done.
Was able to get done for a wedding and made a very happy crew