Monday 22 July 2013

A hooded vest for the little monster

Hi everyone

I had planned to make the little monster a hooded vest for his birthday (it is on the list)...but it is so cold here in Melbourne at the moment that I decided to make it and give it to him now :)

I was originally inspired to make one for him by Ros, as she made some for her girls a few months back (seen here and here), and I copied her idea to use snaps instead of velcro as the pattern dictated.

So here it is:

I have used a safari print cotton cord fabric for the outer layer - purchased from Spotlight - and a pale blue micro fleece - purchased from Lincraft.

The vest is reversible  but I dont think that the little monster will wear this one in its reversed form - as the print I have used is just too cute - and he has too much fun telling me which animals he has spotted on his tummy :D

I have made a size 2 for the little monster (who is 22 months old), and it looks like it will be long enough for next year too - well I hope so anyway :P

He wore it out to the Handmade Show on Saturday morning and to a nearby cafe for a baby chino afterwards...he was extremely proud of it and kept saying (to anyone who would listen) "mama" and pointing to his vest, I don't think I could have been any more pleased about that! 

I am extremely pleased with how my 1st attempt at children's clothing has gone, I am already planning another hooded vest with some more fabric from my stash that he loves and I do think I will attempt some more children's clothes at some point in the future :)

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  1. It looks great! Well done.

    Love love love the fabric.

    Thanks for linking up to And Sew We Craft Together.

    Amy x

    1. Thanks Amy :)
      Let me know when you get the link button fixed :)
      I'm happy to pop it up on my blog

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