Leila and Ben vest. A free pattern you can find here. I made the size three for my 2 1/2 year old. It fits just right, and he is pretty small for his age. So I would make sure to size up.
blue corduroy (leftover from a coat I made three years ago) and tiny elephants in gray (Japanese fabric) leftover from this quilt. Button is vintage.
This is a fun, quick sew. I had just enough of the corduroy to make this, and I cut one side out wrong (again!). Argh. So, my husband, who now considers himself a fashion expert *cough, cough* because he has been watching Project Runway with me this season, suggested I cut it crosswise to make it avant-garde. I don't know if avant-garde is exactly the term I would use, but it still turned out cute! It also only requires one buttonhole! Yipee. I have the worse luck with buttonholes. Something always seems to go wrong, but this one went in with only slight problems.
My model wasn't the most cooperative. I have plans to make him some little matching pants, so I hope to get a better picture of this vest later!
Up next: baby shoes!
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