Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Candy Corn Vest

 
I created a vest for my little boy (who is not so little!  He is just over a year, and the vest is 2T), inspired by the classic fall candy, candy corn.  For the outside, I used some ripstop nylon I picked up as a remnant last year.  It reminded me of a orange jacket I had in college (and wore all the time until I moved to Vienna for the summer and stuck out like a sore thumb).  When I saw it, I knew I needed it for my little one, but also I had to wait until he was bigger to use it.  The day has finally arrived!  And, I have some left over, so I might be able to finagle something from the last piece.

The inside of the vest was an old yellow sweater of his grandpa's, which I cut up to use as a cozy liner.  At one point I considered adding batting as well, but W runs hot, and I think he'll appreciate not having too thick of a vest.  That yellow sweater keeps him cozy, and it's soft, too.



The collar, insides of the pockets, and the arm binding, I made from some fun orange fabric with yellow stars.  I picked it up from my local supermarket; they just started carrying a small amount of fabric, mostly fat quarters.  I bought a couple fat quarters of the star fabric back at the beginning of the summer, and made a sun hat for W from the first fat quarter.



For the pattern, I used a top pattern I've used before, since I knew it would have the collar I wanted (Simplicity 1923).  I didn't add the sleeve, and used bias tape to finish the edges of the armholes.  I also added pockets, which I free-handed.  The pockets also got some rivets, since we've had lots of sand make it back into the house before, and I loved that detail when I saw someone else online do it before.  Little W loves to play in the sandbox.



The vest was inspired by the second week's theme (candy) over on Project Run & Play.  They let their readers play along, and I thought that this year I would try to make something for all the challenges.  I missed the first week, but I'm still planing on making what I had planned.  I will have to share it when I get it done, along with the next two week's challenges.  I have some really fun stuff planned, including an outfit for both kids for the last week!

6 comments:

  1. I love it! What a cute vest. :) William looks so happy to be wearing it.

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  2. Very, very cute! We used the same color scheme....but with a different candy of choice :). What a handsome little man, in a fashionable vest!

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  3. That is possibly the cutest little jacket I've ever seen! Or maybe it's just because of the combination, the adorable jacket, and the little guy who wears it so well... :)

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  4. I seriously love orange on little boys!!! And the vest looks like you bought it (best compliment in my book!)
    elizabeth

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  5. Wow!!! What an amazing vest! Great job on the color scheme, and it looks so good on him! I love it.

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