11.05.2012

Made: Project Sewing 101- Little Man Suit Vest & Ties.

Project sewing 101 has taken off for me, and I find myself in what I call the advanced beginners stage. I'm still chugging along with the last few chapters of my challenge book, but find myself working on a lot more side projects these days.  This makes me so proud to think that my skills are in a place with sewing now where I can pick up almost any project I want to make and either know what I'm doing or be able to apply what I already know to figure it out!


I spent much of last week constructing a set of 3 suit vests, bow ties, and ties for a few little boys that I know for the holidays.  I have to say, these are basically the most adorable thing I've made to date:)

I was working from this Hadley Grace Designs Pattern as I mentioned purchasing along with some other patterns in this post .  I found these instructions really well written, easy to follow, and at the same time vague enough to be altered for size and design.



The only stumbling block I hit was that the vest was meant to be reversible  which I think is an awesome idea upon first glance- business on one side and party on the other!  However, when I was attempting to sew the buttons on the other side, I found it really difficult, and so tight that I thought it would just render the vest not at all functional for babies and small children as buttons on their clothing are already annoying enough!  So I scratched that, and they are just "business" vests now.  Too bad, but still cute.



I do still need to work on the suspenders for each of these boys (yes, there is a pattern for suspenders- over the top cute!!!), but I just couldn't wait to show them off.  So, suspenders to come, but for now just scroll over these photos and drink in the cuteness!!


19 comments:

Duni said...

Adorable!! What sizes are these? I don't usually sew children's clothes so I'm not familiar.
Great job on lining them too. Your sewing skills are amazing :)

Chrissy said...

Wow, they look amazing! Your sewing skills are incredible.
Happy Monday xxx

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Oh my goodness...they're SO cute! I hope your recipients will model for us so we can see them all dressed up after the holidays :)

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Oh wow, I am so impressed! Those look absolutely perfect. You are so talented.

Rose said...

That is about the cutest thing ever! I know that they will be well received this Christmas. I'm so happy for you and how far you've come with your sewing this year.

said...

OMG! These are so adorable!!

BeadedTail said...

Aren't those just the cutest things ever! They look very hard to make so congrats to you!

storybeader said...

they are absolutely adorable. I can just see two cousins wearing the same outfits... if they are related! {:-D

Kathleen said...

Very cute! I have to admit that I am partial to the cute little bow ties! How fun!

pasqueflower said...

How adorable!! Great workmanship!

Lin said...

Oh, I LOVE those!! I would love to see photos of the little guys in them.

Hey--do you have a good pattern for an infinity scarf that isn't too difficult? Any ideas where I can get one? I was thinking of making some for Christmas presents.

LimeRiot said...

Oh my cuteness!! These are so adorable. I love kids clothes that look like miniature grown-up outfits :). You have definitely graduated to official "seamstress" status. Great work!!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

These are adorable! Are you going to be selling any ties in your shop? Because I have an adorable little nephew who would look mighty cute in one of those.

Victoria T said...

Oh my, these are absolutely adorable. You did a fantastic job.

Additionsstyle said...

Nancy, your vests and ties are amazingly cute!! You are such an accomplished sewer. Those are going to be great gifts.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Hot Rocks said...

Wow! Those are fabulous! They look really difficult to make...you are really mastering this sewing thing! Nice!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh! These are so wonderful Nancy!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Oh my -- those are beyond all cuteness! You did a fabulous job!

Judy Nolan said...

The vests and ties scream "I'm so cute!" And they are. :-) Are you making these to sell, or to give as gifts?

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