Merry Belated Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a safe and wonderful NYE! <3
This year I decided to do something a little different. Instead of making something cute for me to wear for the holidays, I decided to play dress up with the BF and make him a VEST.
I was a little too excited to try this little challenge! It was my first time working with a men’s pattern. I used Simplicity 2346 and chose to do style B. Overall it was pretty easy. I would say the difficult part for me was doing the button holes because it was my first time making button holes using a sewing machine. I was really nervous because men’s fashion can be so simple but what stands out and is important are the details. And I knew that if I messed up on the buttons and button holes the whole garment would be ruined. After going back and reading my sewing machine manual several times, looking a few youtube videos, and doing lots of test runs on scrap fabric, I finally got it. I must admit, they are not perfect, but they will do. :) Oh yeah and the pocket was a little difficult for me at first but I got it after take two. LOL
I’m happy that it fits him pretty nicely! He’s a tee-shirt and jeans kind of guy and he actually likes it! Check out the final product below. I had him turn it inside out so that you could get a good look at the lining fabric but it’s not reversible. It would be even cooler if it was. Maybe on the next one.
- Simplicity Pattern 2346, Style B
- Cotton Green Solid Fabric from Mood
- Army Camo Lining from Joanns
- Nautical Vintage “looking” buttons from Joanns
- Plus additional notions listed on pattern