Every fall and winter wardrobe needs a vest! The Oakley Vest gives you three different looks. View A is an open front vest meant for fun fabrics like faux fur and minky. It can be lined and includes in-seam pockets. View B features a separating zipper, bias binding trim and patch pockets. View C also features a separating zipper, bias binding trim as well as princess seams and inset pockets. View B & C can choose from a collar or a hood to finish the look. All views have gentle shaping at the side seams as well as a deeper curved front hem to give a more feminine look.
- A- open front, fully lined with optional in-seam pockets, meant for faux furs and minky-type fabrics.
- B- Separating zippered front, bias bound, patch pockets. Choose a collar or hood.
- C- Separating zippered front, bias bound, princess seams with integrated pockets. Choose a collar or hood.
Oakley Vest Features:
- Meant for medium to heavy-weight fabrics
- 3 Body views
- 3 Pocket options
- Curved hem
- Hood option
- Full bust option
Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)
Skill Level: Intermediate
Pattern Formats Included:
- Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
- Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on four A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
- A projector file is also included for those using projector technology
Be sure to check out the coordinating girls pattern- the Acorn. Purchase both versions at regular price and get an additional discount.
Read more about this pattern on our blog:
cabral_shana (verified owner) –
This is my fall/spring layering go-to pattern. I’ve made 3 (and one for my mom) and will be making another one when the colder weather hits again. The zipper was intimidating, but the instructions made it easy.
Heather Pennie –
Love this vest! The seamlines allow you to tailor it perfectly for a beautiful fit and you can use a wide range of fabrics, from dressy to sporty.
Lizel Schwartz (verified owner) –
What a winning pattern, I made two of these. One in navy and one in light blue padded velvet! Such a stylish addition to my winter wardrobe. Well done on the design of this one!
Rachel McCarty (verified owner) –
I made an Oakley vest out of quilted knit and I love it! The fit is great, I plan to make more. I like that it has options for different pockets too.
stacie.small (verified owner) –
So many great options with this vest! Love it!
Hayley Lown (verified owner) –
Perfect for fall!
Helenanne Judisch (verified owner) –
I made the lined faux fur version of this for my daughter. Having the full bust pattern option available to print without having to make the alterations myself is one of the things I loved about this pattern. My granddaughter loves that she and Mom can wear their matching vests as I made her the Acorn and she made the Peanut vest for her doll.
Denise Williams (verified owner) –
I love this vest and plan on making another one, quilted this time. On the first one, I used a really nice faux fur with a lining. I still plan on sewing in some hooks so I can close it it but have already worn it loose and got lots of compliments. I plan to use the leftover faux fur to use as a collar on the Octave coat pattern that I just bought.
Dianna (verified owner) –
The instructions made this go together so quickly! The seam lines offer such ease for dialing in your custom fit! My next one will be from faux fur!
demaurithomas (verified owner) –
If you’ve been looking for a vest pattern but can’t seem to find the right one…look no further. This vest pattern is very flexible. Two different pocket options offered me exactly what I needed to make two completely different looking vests. A hood option for color blocking potential and a great binding tutorial. This pattern goes beyond most others when it comes to binding. It has detailed pictures and a video how to link. For visual learners this is huge.
Tamara (verified owner) –
I love the variety & versatility of this pattern. I can make different & fun versions depending on the fabric. It is the perfect layering piece for my ever changing weather in Chicago.
Lrain (verified owner) –
I made this vest with fabric that was already quilted, next one I will be quilting my own. It a wonderful pattern, I will try the hooded one next.
vanessarthomas (verified owner) –
This is a wonderful pattern! I made View B with the bias bound pockets, zipper and collar in a Buffalo plaid. The bias was easy to apply using the instructions in the pattern, and the finished result looks so clean. I think this was the best thing to sew for Fall with less than two yards of fabric! I look forward to trying the other Views too!
Karen Swanson (verified owner) –
I have only been sewing a few months, and this pattern challenged me to learn how to do binding with bias tape, and also princess seams. I used View C. When I was a little confused on the princess seams, I asked a question on the very helpful Love Notions Facebook Group, and had an answer within 5 minutes. My vest came out perfect. This is a great pattern by a company with fabulous support and community. Highly recommended!
Tamara (verified owner) –
Such a fun layering piece with lots of options, Love it for our crazy Chicago weather!
FrenchieMom (verified owner) –
Love the style and so comfortable with Minky. Recently found some quilted fabric that should be great too.