Rest Vest for ADULTS

(5 customer reviews)


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The extremely versatile Rest Vest is a gorgeous, cleverly constructed, easy to wear garment with angled seamlines that lends itself to colour-blocking. The unique back detail flatters the shoulders and creates a statement silhouette.

Can be worn just as easily for sweaty workouts as it can for nights out with friends, chilling at the beach or for bed with our indispensable Go Shorties.

The Rest Vest is available in two fits:

Unlike the close-fit Rest Vest, the relaxed-fit Rest Vest flows at the hips.

A noticeably narrower cut than our relaxed-fit Rest Vest, to ensure nothing gets in the way when you workout. The additional panels at the sides give you the opportunity to use up small left-over pieces of fabric.


Fabric recommendations

  • Light to medium weight jersey, something with a bit of drape works well like a viscose/elastane or a technical sportswear jersey.
  • A poly/cotton or 100% cotton single jersey will be fine, as long as it’s a lighter weight so it has a bit of drape.

You should be able to stretch the fabric by a minimum of 20% and it should snap back to its original size after stretching.



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YOU ARE PURCHASING A PDF FILE  – a fully graded, computer-generated pattern and an easy to follow, full-colour step-by-step tutorial to help you make a slick and professional garment.

SKILL LEVEL – Easy/Medium

You will need some experience of using sewing patterns and be competent at using your sewing machine and its different functions. Even a beginner should be able to make a Rest Vest in one sitting and still have time to get started on a pair of coordinating Slow Pants.


  • Body measurement size chart (all measurements are listed in both metric and imperial)
  • Finished garment measurement chart
  • Garment technical drawings
  • Instructions for alterations
  • ‘Plan your project’ design sheet
  • Printing instructions
  • Fabric usage chart
  • Fabric recommendations
  • Cutting guide


  • The pattern includes seam allowance.
  • The PDF is layered, so you can choose to print only the size you wish to sew.
  • Be sure to open your PDF using the latest version of Adobe Reader.
  • Can be printed on either A4 or US letter size, then just tile together and cut around the perimeter lines (instructions included).
  • An A0 print shop file is also included, for those who do not have a printer at home or who prefer not to do the taping together.
  • A serger/overlocker is good to have but not essential.

5 reviews for Rest Vest for ADULTS

  1. Anien Salomons

    I made the relaxed fit. I love how eye catching the back view is. The construction was a bit challenging to me but the end result is so neat!

  2. Melanie Keane

    When you are doing yoga or taking a gym class (yey…) you want to have confidence that when you twist and turn that your vest stays put, well the new close fit vest does just that. It is so comfortable and feels like a second skin. The pattern is easy to follow with detailed instructions and diagrams. The side panels are a good opportunity to go mad and put your own mark on it. I had a couple of contrasting fabrics in my stash which I wouldn’t normally put together but they look great. I love it.

  3. Holly Knauft

    I’ve made several patterns by Made-It and this one is fun and easier than I expected! I’m new to sewing knits and so glad this one went together easily. I love the option to color block and that I can choose a more relaxed fit or a tighter one for days I might do a handstand in yoga or Crossfit! Maybe I should try a cartwheel again too sometime….!! Thanks again for another great pattern!

  4. mariz

    Years ago my boyfriend bought me two tops which i wore to death every summer, last year i started looking for a pattern for a new top in their spirit but nothing came even close. Until now, my first rest vest has been worn constantly, its good for shopping, training(i own a gym), yoga, lounging, walking the dog, cleaning, sewing everything. You need this pattern, its cool for color blocking or using different fabrics together and changing it up every time!

  5. Marit

    Great fit and this pattern really is suitabel for sports, everyday ware and to take out on the town! I will be making many more

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