Who says that vests are only for boys?!
When I found this floral/polka dot denim (really it’s more of a denim-looking twill) at Jo-Ann recently, I couldn’t resist getting my hands on some of it. Something about it was so 80s, and it reminded me of something I would have worn when I was little. I was in the middle of testing sizes for the Schoolboy Vest Pattern (just released on Friday!), and could totally picture a little girly vest made with it on Lola.
I have to say, I definitely underestimated the amount that she would love wearing it. It’s still weird to me whenever she has a preference for certain clothes, because my boys never cared much (and still don’t), but I guess that’s one of the fun things about having a girl! We’d already had a couple of tantrums when it’s time to take it off, which I try to just consider as a compliment :).
She loves the little welt pockets, which are the perfect size for her hands to hide in. The pattern has the option for both welt and faux welt pockets, but I think the real welt pockets are worth the extra effort! They come together much faster than you’d think, and are the perfect place to stash little toys and goodies.
With this vest, I left off the back ties, and instead added a back center seam. It actually wasn’t on purpose to begin with, but was definitely a happy accident, and I think it adds to the 80s vibe.