Project sewing 101 has taken off for me, and I find myself in what I call the advanced beginners stage. I'm still chugging along with the last few chapters of my challenge book, but find myself working on a lot more side projects these days. This makes me so proud to think that my skills are in a place with sewing now where I can pick up almost any project I want to make and either know what I'm doing or be able to apply what I already know to figure it out!
I spent much of last week constructing a set of 3 suit vests, bow ties, and ties for a few little boys that I know for the holidays. I have to say, these are basically the most adorable thing I've made to date:)
I was working from this Hadley Grace Designs Pattern as I mentioned purchasing along with some other patterns in this post. I found these instructions really well written, easy to follow, and at the same time vague enough to be altered for size and design.
The only stumbling block I hit was that the vest was meant to be reversible which I think is an awesome idea upon first glance- business on one side and party on the other! However, when I was attempting to sew the buttons on the other side, I found it really difficult, and so tight that I thought it would just render the vest not at all functional for babies and small children as buttons on their clothing are already annoying enough! So I scratched that, and they are just "business" vests now. Too bad, but still cute.
I do still need to work on the suspenders for each of these boys (yes, there is a pattern for suspenders- over the top cute!!!), but I just couldn't wait to show them off. So, suspenders to come, but for now just scroll over these photos and drink in the cuteness!!