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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
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
Very easy to make pattern. Super cute for either a boy or a girl.
Easy to follow instructions, as usual! Super cute!
So fun! Made for some very cute pics.
Perfect fit! Such a versatile pattern and was quick to make. Love Carla's patterns!
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!
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 :)
So simple and easy to follow. Great, versatile pattern that I will use again and again.
Super duper easy. I will definitely be making this again and again.
Great pattern for both boys and girls. very easy to follow instructions
This is a super easy sew. The instructions are easily followed and very detailed.
Perfect. Simple. Looks great. Love that there are a lot of sizes.
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 :)
Another awesome, versatile pattern. You really get spoiled with these patterns!
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.
Love this pattern! Easy to follow and great shape.
Very easy to follow. Loved the final result. I'm looking forward to using this pattern again.
Turned out great!
Excellent pattern instructions and presentation.
Very happy customer!!
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.
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.
Another perfect pattern from Carla C. Ease of use 5star, directions 5star, use by beginners around 5star.
Super easy to put together. Great pattern
Another great pattern from Carla! Love it! Easy to read directions, simple pattern, and looked great! I love all of Carla's patterns,
Great pattern! Very easy to follow!
great vest pattern! easy to make & customize.
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!
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!
Very easy and clear instructions. Very versitle for a boy or a girl.
Great for holidays! Thanks!
love this pattern - pair it with a tie pattern and you've got yourself a super cute coordinated little boy's outfit!
Great pattern, well written.
I love this pattern. easy to follow instructions
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 :)
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!
Super easy pattern..great directions...I LOVE IT....makes great addition for christmas outfits for boys to match the lil girls in the family...
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!
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.