Monday, January 31, 2011
Suave - Part One
Little Moo Moo is turning four this week - wowee how time flies!
He was just a little bubba when I began blogging..... his first birthday seems sooooo long ago now.
Now that he's a big boy, I thought that he needed a sophisticated and suave new outfit, and Bec had sent me a link to this supercute tutorial for a little boys vest.
When I went op shopping last week, I was also in search of a pair of mens plaid pants to transform into a vest, as per the tutorial, but instead, I actually bought a complete mens suit for $7.
So instead of following the tutorial, I made myself a half pattern from one of Moo's t-shirts (as per the tutorial), and then just winged it instead. The little sketch above shows how I laid down the pattern piece and cut out the vest. I've taken advantage of the original buttons and buttonholes, and the nice curved section at the bottom of the jacket.
I sewed the front and back pieces together, and then took it for a fitting. My original armholes were too small, so I had to increase them.
To finish off, I just added some binding to the neckline and armholes.
As I've only cut up the mens suit jacket so far, I still have an entire pair of pants that I can transform.... maybe Moo would like some matching trousers?