This was my fabric - I had bought 1.5 yards (to use with my pattern that still remains unused). It is a jersey fabric so it lays nicely and doesn't fray or tear.
Since I had 1.5 yards and Behind the Scenes called for 1 yard I cut my fabric to 36 inches long but left the 54" width as is.
I measured 6 in in from the top and 6 in in from the bottom (see my green mark). Then I made a 6" long line and cut along it. To make it more of a hole than a slit I cut out about 1" wide slit to accommodate arm holes.
Since it was a little looooong to begin with (fell below my bottom) I used a yard stick to cut an angle from the outside points up to the middle 7". I love how it drapes and flows!!
But I was left with a half yard of fabric - the dilema was what to do with it? I thought about making a hair flower then I hit brilliance check out what I did below!
There was enough fabric if I cut the piece in half to make a mini-vest for mini-me!! I used the same technique as before only on a smaller scale for my little one. Then since I still had 1/2 of a 1/2 a yard left and the oldest (who generally begs for her picture not to be put online anywhere.... begged for one too).
Hers ended up being a mini-vest since I didn't have a ton of fabric left - honestly this fits her style much more than a long one would have anyways!!
Check us out!! We're going to debut our new No Sew Fabric Vests tomorrow at church - YEAH!