Jazz up that ensemble with a Festive Vest! Trendy, yet traditional, this vest is a stylish piece for boys and girls alike. For formal attire, the vest can be made from dressy fabrics and worn with a button-up shirt and tie. For a more casual look, use fun cotton prints and pair with a T-shirt. Optional classy collars and dapper mock pockets can be placed on the front, and ties, belts, or ribbons can be added to the back. The vest is perfect for personalization with applique or machine embroidery.
This vest is extremely easy to make, and is a great project for beginners. Each step of the construction process is described in detail and fully illustrated. Fastener options include buttons/buttonholes or snaps. Placement guides are provided for both 3 and 4 button variations.
As in my other volumes, this eBook is loaded with tips, tricks, and of course, matching patterns for dollies.
Instructional pages: 29
Illustrations and photos: over 100
Fabric marking pen/pencil
Wash-Away WonderTape (optional, but highly recommended)
1/2" diameter Buttons (3/8" to 5/8" will work), 3/8" diameter buttons for dolly.
Snaps may be used as an alternative.
Vest Buckle (optional) for back belt. Standard size is 3/4".
Ribbon (optional) for ribbon tie.
Sizes 1-3 - 3/8 yard fashion fabric, 3/8 yard lining
Sizes 4-10 - 1/2yard fashion fabric, 1/2 yard lining
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iza - March 26th, 2013
Oliveira, Juliana - February 8th, 2013
I have made this pattern 4 times, in 3 different sizes. It has been a hot every time! This is the most easy, simple way to make a lovely lined vest without the extra hemming. I have even made just the front of this vest, and attached it to a onesie for church! so cute :)
Crumpton, Rosa - December 7th, 2012
Another awesome, versatile pattern. You really get spoiled with these patterns!
institches - November 26th, 2012
Thank you Carla C. for a fun, easy-to-follow pattern! I love to find things to make for my little boy. This fits the bill. I highly recommend.
freddo - October 16th, 2012
Love this pattern! Easy to follow and great shape.
Davis, Casey - September 17th, 2012
Very easy to follow. Loved the final result. I'm looking forward to using this pattern again.
quarles, paige - August 13th, 2012
Turned out great!
Monica - August 8th, 2012
Absolutely adorable. Excellent pattern instructions and presentation. Very happy customer!!
Spooner, Mary - August 4th, 2012
I love this pattern and as with most of Carla's patterns it's almost like having a private sewing lesson. I have used this for my grandson for Christmas and to make my nephew a vest to wear in Williamsburg for his colonial costume.
Tanya - July 16th, 2012
these vests were very quick to make I whipped up two at the same time for my little cousin and nephew to wear to a wedding.
Conwell, Karen - July 2nd, 2012
Another perfect pattern from Carla C. Ease of use 5star, directions 5star, use by beginners around 5star.
Thortnon, Mary - June 18th, 2012
Super easy to put together. Great pattern
thornbrugh, christy - March 23rd, 2012
Another great pattern from Carla! Love it! Easy to read directions, simple pattern, and looked great! I love all of Carla's patterns,
Costa, Vanessa - March 21st, 2012
Great pattern! Very easy to follow!
Lemmons, Marsha - March 15th, 2012
great vest pattern! easy to make & customize.
Mason, Roberta - February 28th, 2012
This is the best vest pattern! My daughter went through a vest phase a while ago and this pattern was perfect! The directions are so easy to understand and the sizing on the pattern was great for my daughter!
Thompson, Joy - February 25th, 2012
I love making this pattern for my son for EVERY holiday! The compliments I receive on how handsome he is in his little vest...well, makes it all worth it! Thanks for a great pattern!
Lookabill, Amy - February 13th, 2012
Very easy and clear instructions. Very versitle for a boy or a girl.
Normandin, Melissa - February 6th, 2012
Great for holidays! Thanks!
Binksma, Erin - January 31st, 2012
love this pattern - pair it with a tie pattern and you've got yourself a super cute coordinated little boy's outfit!
Kristy'sCraftyCloset - January 19th, 2012
Great pattern, well written.
seaman, teresa - January 12th, 2012
hippler, teresa - January 9th, 2012
I love this pattern. easy to follow instructions
Erin Hilley - August 1st, 2001
A super easy pattern, I whipped this up for my son in less than an hour and it made a great little addition to his mad hatter get-up. (It was an impromptu outfit for my daughters mad hatter tea party) Super cute and easy, can't wait to make a more stylish version than the mad hatter :)
Joy Thompson - August 1st, 2001
I am addicted to this pattern. I've made 3 in the last two days. I can see that my son will have one for every holiday now! :) I already have friends requesting them for the holidays. Thanks so much for a fabulous pattern!
teresa seaman - August 1st, 2001
Super easy pattern..great directions...I LOVE IT....makes great addition for christmas outfits for boys to match the lil girls in the family...
Amber Petty - August 1st, 2001
Another great pattern from Carla! Love it! Used it to whip up an Indian costume for my kindergartener last night! Easy to read directions, simple pattern, and looked great! I love all of Carla's patterns, but this is probably the easiest that I've used!
Sharon Temaat - August 1st, 2001
I love this pattern, I made Christmas vests for all my kids,and they turned out great. Plan on making more for everyday wear because the kids love them. Great pattern, easy to understand. I really like having the button hole guide, you knew exactly where to put the button holes and buttons.
Festive Vests. Copyright © 2008 by Carla Hegeman Crim. All rights reserved. No part of this eBook may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission from the author. The patterns contained within are copyrighted, but may be used by crafters to produce items for resale provided the pattern was purchased from me or an authorized dealer.