Thursday, August 12, 2010

Reversible play vest

It's coming up to my eldest son's 6th birthday and I thought I could make him an "Indiana Jones" dress up vest. Now I have never sewn much in the way of clothing - a dress in high school and an apron for each of my boys and that's about it! So I thought this would be a good challenge but also not too over the top and difficult. I didn't have a pattern so I just made one up, it is about a size 6.

I purchased some brown corduroy to make the vest out of, but then I had a thought that I could make a reversible vest, one side being cord for "Indiana" and the other side being a cow print for a "Cow Boy" vest, as I had some cow print cuddlefleece already. I used snaps for the closure at the front and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. My son has already seen it partly finished and he has been pretty impressed so far so that's a good sign! I finished it tonight after he went to bed so he will be excited in the morning, an early b'day pressie for him how lucky!. He has told me that I will need to make him Indiana's bag to go with it though, so will wait and see what happens. I picked up a brown hat in a toy store last week so I will give him that to go with the vest but he can wait till his actual b'day for that one!

Now I will just have to make another one for my youngest son!


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