I’ve been somewhat MIA from the blogisphere the last couple of weeks and as great as it’s been, I’m also happy to finally be back and sharing the boys’ Christmas outfits with you all! Better late than never, right?
You can read all about Lola’s Christmas dress here, and I had a lot of fun making the matching bow ties and vests for Wyatt and Weston.
I drafted the vests, and am working on a full pattern for them that hopefully will be released before too long. My favorite part is that the boys both love wearing them, which always makes the project worth the effort, doesn’t it?
I added metal buttons that I bought at Fabric Weekend, which I’ve been using every chance I can get. I got a huge bag for $1 I think, and they’re my fav.
For Wyatt’s vest, I used the last bit of leftover herringbone fabric from this anthro inspired dress that I made a few years ago.
I wanted to make both vests out of the same fabric, but couldn’t quite squeak it out so had to get a little creative with Weston’s. I dug into my stash of clothes to be refashioned, and found a pair of old Gap capris that match his pants perfectly.
I wasn’t working with a ton of fabric still, so necessity caused me to get even a little more creative, and use one leg seam along the center back of the vest. I was a little nervous, but love how it turned out in the end.
I lined each vest with some grey satin-y fabric I bought years ago with the intentions to make a cute nightgown for the hosptial post-baby, which I obviously never ended up making, so it was nice to use up a few different fabrics between the two vests.
I have some tweaking to do with the pattern itself still, but am really happy with how the vests turned out overall. The bowties were made using Christie’s tutorial, which I’ve used several times now over the years, and you can see here and here. It’s my favorite bow tie tutorial around, and I love size and fullness that they have.
We’ve been to three different locations for church the last three weeks, so my kids have gotten to wear their outifts three times over Christmas, which was great!