I have to admit that I often get frustrated at the oodles of cutsey stuff there is for girls compared to what is available for boys. Many times when I DO find something for our son that is super cute it is also super expensive, that's just not my style! I rely on this here Interweb for my crafty inspiration and yet again a blogger has come through for me.
Today's inspiration came from Make It and Love It , Ashley made an adorable reversable vest for her son and it was so cute I needed to make my own. Go on and click that link, I'll wait here. Welcome back, here's a finished photo of my version :
I used much of Ashely's instructions but I also called my Momma, The Master Seamstress. She used to make me Barbie colthes, have YOU ever tried to stitch something so small? It's hard, people!
I cut out my brown paper template, pinned it to two layers of my cordouroy fabric that had matching sides together. This created a left and a right for one front pair. I did the same for the suiting fabric to create a pair for the reverse side. Now pin your sides (right and left fronts) to a back.
Lay your vests with right sides together and pin. This is where my pattern differs from Ashley's. Sew all along seams EXCEPT the shoulder seams and a bottom 1/3 of one armpit. This armpit seam is where you will turn your vest rightside out.
Okay, now comes that pesky armpit seam. I found some bright blue thread that Momma had given me in my stash. I know it's from her because it has a pricetag on it from TG&Y, that's where she worked when she made me all those awesome 80's Barbie clothes! Seriously!?! $1.08 for a spool of thread!!