{Kids Clothes Week} ~ Day 2 ~ Woolen vest for Portia

Day 2
Pattern: Drafted myself (pattern can be found here)
Size 12m for Portia
Fabrics: From my stash, a woolen blanket and some knit from a random bag!! you know you have those too!!

Its been really cold lately in Tauranga, New Zealand, so I decided it was about time I made Portia a wee recycled woolen vest that I’ve been wanting to make one for a while. KCW is a perfect opportunity to make these little projects that have been “on the to make list”
This woolen blanket that I had was just crying out to be used as a vest.  And I really do think that I have done it well (though I say it myself,  haha modest aren’t I?)

 I didn’t have a pattern so I drafted my own, to start with I just lay Portia down on a piece of paper and drew around her, it took 3 goes to get it to “look right”  once I had the back piece I drew the front piece.  I knew I wanted a large overlap and a square neckline so I factored this in.

Porita loves playing PEEK-A-BOO
The front is held together with 2 BIG buttons from my stash, I managed to find 2 that were the say. AMAZING. The button holes were the most difficult part of the vest as my automatic buttonhole feature was having a hissy…so I had to do them manually…(firstworldproblem)

I also wanted a high low look to the vest, so the back is lower than the front and I just love the silhouette this gives.
It is so easy for Portia to move around in, and keeps her core nice and warm…We are off horse riding in 30mins so I will try take some photos of her riding a horse while wearing it.  super cute I bet.
I will also take some up close photos of the constructions, it is fully lined, but Portia will not take it off.
Joining in with KCW
I’d love to see what you’ve made, feel free to leave your blog posts in the comments so I can look.

6 Responses to “{Kids Clothes Week} ~ Day 2 ~ Woolen vest for Portia”

  1. vera catlett says:

    love this pattern. do you have sewing instructions for this hood?

  2. Jan Hurlow says:

    I would love to make this for my Great granddaughter. I’m having trouble finding the sewing instructions. I’ve been sewing a long time but can’t seem to figure out the way the hood attaches to the bodice. I assume the lining and fabric are sewn r-s-t then turned.

    Your advice will be appreciated.

    Thank you



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