A School(girl) Vest
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.
Hope you have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Ah, I love it! She’s so adorable in it. The shape of the vest and buttons down the front are so perfect.
Thanks Renee! I am addicted to those metal buttons, I’ve been using them on every project I can, lol!
That is just darling, as is the sweet little model! And pockets!! Everything should have pockets, in my opinion. :-) I love vests and wear them all winter. Just another layer to keep out the cold.
Haha, yes pockets make everything SO much better, don’t they?!
So cute! Love it on a girl!
Thanks Sherri! She definitely loves wearing it, which is always a bonus!
Oh my gosh!!! That is the cutest thing ever! I totally want O to have one too know! :)
Thanks Heidi! I wasn’t too sure how it would turn out, but I’m so glad I took the plunge!
That is some sweetness right there!
I made a pair of jeans for my girl in that same fabric! Like minds, you know:)
Oh fun! It’s such a great print!
I was considering Project Modern too. I’m not sure if I’d be coeerdnisd a modern quilter, or if I could actually make teh bed quilt I have in my mind in time to be in teh drawing, but I’m intrigued nonetheless. I may join you. Regardless, I like your skinny likes around the rainbow boxes. My default is to go to the plain red, but the polka dot one looks darn good too.