I had big plans for holiday outfit sewing but, as always, I’ve gotten more reasonable the later we get into December. And so for O I made a little Oliver+S art museum vest.
I made the 18-24 month size but wish I’d sewn the 2T or maybe even the 2T with added length. The vest feels a bit short to me. But mostly, I just wanted to name this post “I made welt pockets!” And they weren’t even that tricky. A few more steps than other pockets but nothing too technical. I almost skipped the pockets (which would have made this a very fast sew) but decided to give them a try here before trying them on the matching art museum pants pattern. I love tiny pockets.
I made two modifications- I used snaps as a closure and didn’t make the back tie. This made the vest reversible so he can wear the blue striped side after Christmas. This is such a darling little pattern and I look forward to trying it again soon. We need to find some more vest-appropriate occasions to attend in the near future.
Capturing pictures of a 15 month old who just wants to spend all day climbing (and eating play dough) is a bit tricky. This guy is ready to live it up this holiday season.
E saw the vest and asked if I could make her a dress in matching fabric. Trouble is, I only have a couple small scraps left- enough for maybe pockets and a little trim or something. The fabric is probably a couple decades old and from my grandmother so I can’t buy more. Anyone have a good pattern/main fabric idea??