Friday, November 25, 2011

reversible vest tutorial

I know Halloween was eons ago, but stick with me. This post is relevant, I promise. For Halloween my baby was a "newsie." While frantically searching in the dress up box for something he could wear, I stumbled on this hat and had a wonderful epiphany! Newsies!! Yes. I really enjoy making costumes (or parts of costumes) that can be used in everyday life. So a vest was a good option. Little boys should all have vests in their wardrobes, it's a fact! So this boy now has a vest (never mind that he will no longer allow me to even pull it out of his closet). 

I started by using one of his button up shirts to create a pattern.

I wanted faux pockets but if you don't, just skip the next three steps.

Next add buttons and button holes and slap that vest on your boy (or girl).


  1. This is adorable! My nephew needs one. :-) I'll forward to my Mom since she's the master seamstress in our family!

  2. Thanks so much for linking up to DIY Diva Thursdays! I know you already saw, but I wanted to leave a comment letting you know I was excited to feature this project at MFTM today! Hope to see you back tomorrow :)


  3. Thanks for the tute! I used it to sew a Frontier Girls (scouting group) vest for my daughter. It would be helpful to add when to turn it rightside out, although that can be seen in the pic.


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