|Pattern Description: |
Boys dressy vest from "A Place in the Cloud" blog.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Pretty much, with some alterations.....
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I did not use them, but they are very complete and there are lots of photos!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Exactly what I was looking for, perfect size, and FREE!
I upcycled a men's vest from our local thrift store. $1.50 for fabric, lining, buttons. What a bargain!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used the pattern as a guide for size and shape, but preserved elements of the vest I was upcycling.
I pinned the pattern to the existing vest so as to preserve the front edge of the vest front (with button holes), and the neck edge of the back. So I preserved the finished front and neck edges, the facing, and the lining. Pictures here
Then I sewed the shoulder seams, and the armhole and bottom back edges, and turned the whole thing right side out. The side seams came last, and then I slip-stitched the lining closed at the side seams. I removed the back tie from the original vest, shortened it a little, and attached it to the new vest. I also repositioned the buttons to fit a toddler sized vest better, but the buttonholes are the original ones from the men's vest.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Definitely and YES! This is a great free pattern. Thanks to "A Place in the Cloud" for providing it!
Excellent little free pattern! Great upcycling project.
Picture of the vest with my grandson's Christmas outfit here
Pictures of the vest on a "live model" here!