Boy’s Vest Pattern – A Schoolboy Vest for Christmas

Boy's Vest Pattern

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.

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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 ;).

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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!

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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.

Boy's Bowtie Pattern

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.

Boy's Bowtie Pattern

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!

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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.

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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.

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You can get your own copy of this boy’s vest pattern, the Schoolboy Vest, here in our shop!

Boy's Vest Pattern


  1. Beautiful kids and a great job with the colors and just everything. The only thing is. The bottom button is to be left open on a vest. I don’t know why but that’s what they say in all the men’s stores. My son will tell everyone he sees with the bottom button buttoned. I told him I wasn’t even going to cut the buttonhole anymore. lol

  2. Oh I love this! What a great color too!! All of your kids are adorable.

  3. I love the flannel for the vest! And I’m impressed that you managed to get photos with four kids all smiling! ;-)

  4. You have such beautiful kids Abby! They all look amazing!!

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