Thursday, 14 August 2014

Woollen Vest Sew Along


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!



Leonie said...

Its adorable! Love the snowflakes...such a perfect touch on it :)

Anonymous said...

Love it

Roslyn said...

Just divine Jen! Issy looks like a character from Frozen ;)

Lucinda Poel said...

this is just beautiful! love the embroidery.

Annick @ MinnieMie said...

Wow thanks, I've just downloaded the pattern! Your version looks amazing!

Jenya @ While she was sleeping said...

No one is immune to the Frozen fever! Love the little snowflakes! I have this pattern sitting on my sewing desk, but I am forcing myself to finish the curtains I started making two months ago.