Curvy Long Sweater Vest – Elegance At Any Size

curvy long sweater vest

This long sweater vest has no buttons or zippers, instead has a long binding, so it is easy to make.

It has an A-line shape, so follow the lines of your body

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a long sweater vest pattern in S-XL, which the readers of our newsletter received well. However, upon some consideration, I decided to grade the vest to accommodate larger sizes because it is one of the easiest ways to add warmth and elegance to your wardrobe.

A long sweater vest makes the eye go up and down on a plus-size body rather than side to side, creating the illusion of the person being taller.

Look at the illustration below and see for your selves; the rectangles on the side represent the vest; notice how a vest in a darker color will give the illusion of a more narrow silhouette while the ones in lighter tones (B and E) make them more expansive but still manage to force the eye up and down.

I don't mean to tell you that this vest will only work in a dark color after all; after all, spring is coming, and with it, the opportunity to embrace color and exciting prints.

And if you are still not convinced, a long knitted vest is one of the easiest ways to hide some weight around the midsection when wearing a closed-fitted dress.


  • 2 to 2 1/2 yards of sweater knit fabric 60″ wide
  • Thread to match


Fabric Recommendation

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Sewing Skills

Intermediate, you must possess knowledge of basic pattern-making to make the neck binding and experience in working with knits.

Like before, these are the skills you will need to be able to complete this project:

  • How to you find the file on your device once you download it
  • How to use the print-friendly button on this site to print the directions without the ads
  • How to work with knits

Body Measurements

Size Bust Hips
2XL 48 51
3XL 51 54
4XL 54 57
5XL 57 60

How To Download, Print, And Assemble Your Long Sweater Vest

Please use Adobe Reader a (free program), Landscape mode, do not scale. Tape the pattern horizontally from 1-3,4-6, 7-9, Then tape 1-3 on top of 4-6, etc. The small greyed squares are 1″, and the distance between the thin lines is also 1″.

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Curvy Long Sweater Vest Pattern Layout

curvy sweater vest

The instructions are the same as for the smaller-size vest previously shared. Follow the link below or CLICK HERE.

I hope you enjoy this project and make it an essential item in your wardrobe when warmth and elegance are required. I hope to hear from you, especially if you make the vest; looking forward to your comments.

Until then, let's keep the world together one stitch at a time…

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Why don’t you have this in smaller sizes?

Ginny Perrine
Ginny Perrine

I am making the vest and have a question. does the front band get hemmed or ends turned in?


Love your patterns and ideas. Just one point. Just because a person is a 2X doesn’t mean they are curvy. They are two different size sets. This vest could work for either, however. I wear a 2X but have no waistline to speak of, therefore bust and hips don’t differ that much from it. Curvy patterns usually have pronounced hip curves. Sometimes I need to alter that out. Just sayin’


this looks really nice and as allways great tutorials thank you 🙂


Very nice