|Pattern Description: CHILDREN'S/GIRLS' VESTS, TOPS AND SKIRTS: Vest A has collar, princess seams, reverse construction on waist and princess seams, and front button closing. Single-layered (sherpa side shows on collar and seams) with raw edge finish.|
Pattern Sizing: Children's 3-6, Girls' 7-14. I made a size 4 around combined with an 8 tall.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? yes, although it took a bit of thinking to get the right and wrong side - even though the pink "suede" side is outside, the directions show the sherpa side as the right side. It's a little backward from our normal way of thinking.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It went together so quickly - no facings or linings or edge finishing. Just put the pieces together, stitch down the seams, and 3 buttons/buttonholes. Quick work for a cute little vest. It was a bit short on instructions, so I finished the inside seams the same way as the outside ones, stitching them down so they stayed put. I also used a neat technique for the buttonhole that I found in my fabric reference book, and finished it off with a catchstitch on the inside.
Fabric Used: I used a pink sherpa from Hobby Lobby, just like in the pattern photo.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Aside from lengthening a size 4 to an 8, I didn't make any other alterations.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Not sure if I'll sew it again, unless my DGD needs a larger one when she gets older. I highly recommend it, though. It's cute and super-easy.
Conclusion: I saw this fabric at Hobby Lobby a couple years ago, and bought Simplicity 2778 thinking I would tackle it, but never got around to it. When I saw this pattern I was looking for a simple t-shirt pattern to go with some other things I was making, and the more I looked at it the more I NEEDED to make that vest. Here's the front, and here's the back. I'll add a picture of my granddaughter wearing it if I get one. It's tough when they live far away...