If you’ve been around Sew Much Ado for awhile, you may know that I love to sew my kids Christmas outfits and photograph them every year. They love the photographing part especially (not). I only made one item between my boys this year, and used my favorite boy’s vest pattern, the Schoolboy Vest Pattern, for Weston.
You can see more of the Polly Peasant Dress that I made for Hattie here, and the jumper dress I made for Lola (a new pattern I’ve been working on!) here.
As the boys have gotten older, I’ve sewn less and less for them, and since Weston is now wearing the second largest size in the pattern, I thought I better take advantage of it while I still can and make him this DIY vest. Wyatt was in full Target mode this time around ;).
I’ve sewn this boy’s vest pattern a lot of times over the years…
For 2015 Christmas photos (for both boys that year!)…
And we’ll stop there for now ;).
Like all the fabrics I used this year, I found the perfect fabric for this boy’s vest pattern at JoAnn. It’s a herringbone shirting flannel, and I’d describe the color as champagne. I might even call it pink, but not when I’m within Weston’s earshot! He didn’t have any complaints though, lucky for me!
Living in Seattle, every year I end up making my Christmas outfit sewing plans coordinate with the weather, as our options for photoshoot times are limited with our dark and rainy days. To make it even harder on myself this year, I wanted to include Joel and myself as well, so it needed to be on a weekend.
Well, in December there was one weekend in the foreseeable future with decent weather, so once I saw that, I got my act together and sewed everything up in a fury, along with several Target curbside pickup orders to fill in all the gaps.
As we’ve been doing at-home church this year, I knew this DIY vest might not get much wear beyond our photos, so opted for the faux welt pockets to save on sewing time.
While I love how this vest pattern looks with back ties, I omitted them for simplicity’s (aka my laziness’) sake.
If you want to sew up a quick, easy, but dapper boy’s vest pattern, the Schoolboy Vest Pattern is just what you need!