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Festive Vests - 6mth-10yrs! Doll Pattern Included

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Author Scientific Seamstress
Price $5.00
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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

Fusible interfacing,
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

by Carter, Crystal
on January 12th, 2018

Very easy to make pattern. Super cute for either a boy or a girl.

by rmg425
on November 4th, 2016

Easy to follow instructions, as usual! Super cute!

by Kemp, Tara
on July 11th, 2016

So fun! Made for some very cute pics.

by Keen, Narelle
on April 19th, 2016


by White, Donna
on January 7th, 2016

Perfect fit! Such a versatile pattern and was quick to make. Love Carla's patterns!

by Davis, Nancy
on August 30th, 2015

Great pattern! Lots of helpful pictures, and the directions are very clear and easy to understand. There are so many options to customize this vest, that make it a great choice for many occasions.
Thanks for another wonderful pattern Carla!

by Melissa F
on August 10th, 2015

Another amazing pattern by Carla C! I made a size 6 for my son's dress up day and the fit was perfect. The instructions are so easy to follow, you get lots of little tips and tricks to make the project easier and it allows you to customise the vest for boys or girls. Highly recommend :)

by Stevenson, Kate
on December 18th, 2014

So simple and easy to follow. Great, versatile pattern that I will use again and again.

by A. Miller
on September 20th, 2014

Super duper easy. I will definitely be making this again and again.

by shilling, lora
on February 8th, 2014

Great pattern for both boys and girls. very easy to follow instructions

by cooper, donna
on December 30th, 2013

This is a super easy sew. The instructions are easily followed and very detailed.

by Drew, Rosalyn
on November 21st, 2013

Perfect. Simple. Looks great. Love that there are a lot of sizes.

by iza
on March 26th, 2013

love !

by Oliveira, Juliana
on 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 :)

by Crumpton, Rosa
on December 7th, 2012

Another awesome, versatile pattern. You really get spoiled with these patterns!

by institches
on 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.

by freddo
on October 16th, 2012

Love this pattern! Easy to follow and great shape.

by Davis, Casey
on September 17th, 2012

Very easy to follow. Loved the final result. I'm looking forward to using this pattern again.

by quarles, paige
on August 13th, 2012

Turned out great!

by Hailes, Monica
on August 8th, 2012

Absolutely adorable.
Excellent pattern instructions and presentation.
Very happy customer!!

by Spooner, Mary
on 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.

by Tanya
on 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.

by Conwell, Karen
on July 2nd, 2012

Another perfect pattern from Carla C. Ease of use 5star, directions 5star, use by beginners around 5star.

by Thortnon, Mary
on June 18th, 2012

Super easy to put together. Great pattern

by thornbrugh, christy
on 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,

by Costa, Vanessa
on March 21st, 2012

Great pattern! Very easy to follow!

by Lemmons, Marsha
on March 15th, 2012

great vest pattern! easy to make & customize.

by Mason, Roberta
on 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!

by Thompson, Joy
on 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!

by Lookabill, Amy
on February 13th, 2012

Very easy and clear instructions. Very versitle for a boy or a girl.

by Normandin, Melissa
on February 6th, 2012

Great for holidays! Thanks!

by Binksma, Erin
on 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!

by Sudz-N-Seamz
on January 19th, 2012

Great pattern, well written.

by seaman, teresa
on January 12th, 2012

good pattern

by hippler, teresa
on January 9th, 2012

I love this pattern. easy to follow instructions

by Erin Hilley
on 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 :)

by Joy Thompson
on 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!

by teresa seaman
on 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...

by Amber Petty
on 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!

by Sharon Temaat
on 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.


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