Adding sleeves to a vest pattern to make a jacket

Crafting outside the lines

When you add sleeves to a vest you end up with a jacket. I made a vest without a pattern and was thrilled to end up with a wearable garment.

I am far from a standard size. I’ve never been a standard size, but these days I’m a plus sized non-standard size with narrow shoulders, large chest and belly, and a flattish bum (relatively speaking). Standard sizes have always assumed a hip-to-waist ratio that is far from representative of my own so things either hang like a sac from the hips down or…