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I’m using a hot pink jersey material for this and its proving problematic to say the least.

All sections cut out – fine.

Trims stitched together and seam allowances pressed – fine

Wrap parts and ties stitched together, seam allowances pressed and narrow hems done – fine.

Wrap parts attached to the front of the vest with pins – fine

Back of vest sewn on at shoulders and seam allowances pressed – fine.

Neck trim attached – not fine.  Even with steam ironing the fabric and stretching it and so far 3 attempts at easing – it doesn’t fit!! Its too small.  I had to leave this and take a breather last night and hope that when I go back to it this morning with fresh (cough) eyes all will be fine.

Wish me luck!!!