This week I have been joining in with The Woollen Vest Sew Along hosted by Lydia of Little Kiwis.
This vest is made from a free PDF pattern that Lydia has created. Yes I said freeeee! You can download your copy from Craftsy here. It’s a fast and easy sew – and being fully lined with no exposed seams you don’t require an overlocker/ serger, but still can achieve a nice neat finish. It’s a great way to upcycle an old woollen blanket too. (Or you could always use stretch denim, corduroy or fleece.)
For Isabelle’s vest I used some grey wool that I had in my stash (it previously belonged to a friend’s grandma) and some navy spotty and floral cotton lining. Obviously, I also embellished the wool with some simple snowflake stitcheries. (I browsed Pinterest for inspiration). My children, like pretty much everyone else’s are not immune to ‘frozen fever!’ So, in a way this is my little ode to Frozen. (However, I’m pretty confident that this will not be the last ‘frozen’ thing I sew!)
The girl and I are both pretty happy with the result.
Make sure you check the Facebook album with everyone else’s creations.
Belatedly joining in with Sew & Tell
… and the Sew Along of course!