I’ve had a lot of fun sharing my kids’ Christmas outfits this week, and today I get to show you what I made for my boys and some photos off all my sweethearts together! You can see Hattie’s dress here, Lola’s dress here, and today is all about the Schoolboy Vest I made for Weston, along with a couple of accessories I made for Wyatt.
These four are the light of my life and certainly keep life interesting. I love to co-ordinate their outfits with their personalities, and this year I think they matched up well ;).
Sewing a vest for Christmas for at least one of my boys has become a tradition ever since I made the first Schoolboy Vest prototype a few years ago. This boy’s vest pattern has since become my go to for so many occasions!
This year I decided to make one for Weston and gave Wyatt a different look, with a simple handmade leather bowtie with more of the repurposed leather I also used for this bag.
I also made him a 30-second belt using some more leather I had on hand and a belt buckle from another one of his belts.
For Weston’s vest, I used Robert Kaufman Herringbone Shetland Flannel in Chestnut. I have really been loving Kaufman’s solids/semi-solids lately and this one was no exception!
Because I started sewing this vest at 11pm the night before our photo shoot was planned, I opted for faux welt pockets, and left off the back tie as well to save on time.
His bowtie was also made a few years ago with this tutorial, but it was just the color I wanted to didn’t see a reason to make a new one. It’s kind of been the gift that keeps on giving over the years, hehe.
You can get your own copy of this boy’s vest pattern, the Schoolboy Vest, here in our shop!