2.25.2013

~Flip Vest Pattern~ Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

A few weeks back Dana from Made asked me to test out her newest pattern.  I was so excited to just be asked and then even more excited when I found out it was for a vest.  Not only a vest, but a reversible vest!  I am a lover of vests and I've got 2 kids that love being cozy, how perfect.

Dana gives great tips and fabric suggestions in the pattern and in typcial fashion I decided to push the envelope. I upcycled a sweater for one side and used microfleece for the other.  The vest and pattern are great, but I wasn't thrilled with my initial fabric choices. 
 For my second attempt I used flannel and blizzard fleece.  Much better choices in my opinion. 
 The blizzard fleece and flannel are a little less floppy and gave the vest little more structure.
I cut a 3T/4T for the skinny 4 year old boy, and the sizing is just rightHe's on the taller side too, so I think next time I might make it longer.
 I cut a 4T/5T for the 6 year old, who is also a tall and skinny.  I added a few inches to the length and made the armholes bigger before adding the binding.
 She's all about the pink and was in love with this flannel.  I convinced her the green buttons would be a nice touch rather than pink.  And the fit is great too.
So overall, the pattern is great!  There's one pattern piece, awesome, and the instructions are really easy and clear.  I sewed both of my second attempt vests in under 2 hours!  Including cutting time!  It doesn't get much better than that.

Checkout some other great Flip Vests here and here.  You can read more about the pattern (and purchase a copy) HERE.

So, are you ready to win a copy of your own?  

Leave a comment with your email address to enter to win a printable copy of The Flip Vest pattern (pattern will be emailed).

Giveaway ends FRIDAY, MARCH 1, at midnight Eastern Time.

3 winners will be chosen at random!!

1 entry per person please. 

And, a huge thank you to Dana for including me in this recent pattern launch.  So fun!

106 comments:

  1. Great vest! Nice fabrics you use.
    Like to win the patern :-)
    Nelleke46@hotmail.com

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  2. yes, I want this pattern!

    thanks

    elocose arroba gmail.com

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  3. so adorable. i need to come to terms with me not winning and just buy the dang thing! erinmalia gmail

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  4. This is a great pattern. Thanks for the opportunity. Ana

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  5. oh, Flip vest also here! So cute your children!

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  6. Love this pattern! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. I'd love to make this vest for my boys! Looks great!

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  8. So fun. I love the plaid fabric. My boy is turning 4 in a couple weeks. A new vest would be a great birthday gift. Thanks!

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  9. Love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Amanda Kaye Grant
    robertkaye@charter.net

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  10. So cute and thanks for the fabric choice tips! mlower03 at yahoo dot com

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  11. That would be something for my grandchildren.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  12. My 4 year old granddaughter lives in a drafty house. Making this would warm my heart, as well as her little body! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  13. My nieces would look so cute in matching or coordinating vests!!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  14. so adorable. and i love that flower buttons.
    thanks for the chance.
    rozyrosly[at]gmail[dot]dom

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  15. Cute! I've been seeing this vest all over the place. Would love a chance to win one!
    maryr_worrell(at)yahoo.com

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  16. Super cute! Jenniferbanando@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  17. These vests are so cute! I would love to make some for my kids! kellenehunter@yahoo.com

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  18. Adorable!!!! madrone1999@yahoo.com

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  19. I'd love to try making something for the kids to wear.
    manaresi@sbcglobal.net
    Alison

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  20. Cute! I'd love one!
    nestandfeather@gmail.com

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  21. Oh, I've been loving all of these cute vests! Would love to win the pattern!
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. So cute! I'd love this pattern!

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  23. I love her patterns and it's been so fun to watch all these vests take shape!
    bsbatting@yahoo.com

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  24. Great review and good tips for altering for a 6yo! I think I have everything I'd need to make some (except the arm hole binding)! robyndraheim at gmail dot com ...

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  25. Beautiful! My daughter would love a vest of the same pink flannel. ;)

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  26. Would love this pattern for my little guy!

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  27. Adorable! Love the green buttons!

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  28. I would love this pattern for my kids. Thanks! darla.quail@gmail.com

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  29. Just getting into sewing and what a wonderful world of choice and fabrics there is. Having 2 little boys I'm always on the look out for colourful and funky clothes. Fingers Crossed x klwc@aapt.net.au

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  30. Love the green buttons! sarahrbeattie (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  31. Love your versions of the vest! those buttons rock!

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  32. What a great pattern!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    talinab at live dot com

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  33. Love these vests!!! georgia ( underscore) rigatos (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  34. Great vest - I'd love to win it! :)
    joeandbeck@mac.com

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  35. I like hearing you adaptations for your six year old - I have a tall one too. I also love the suggestion of blizzard fleece and flannel - soft and warm. My kids (okay, I) want this vest! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Cute. Great pattern. Kirk.steph at gmail

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  37. wow, I love the pink one!!!
    mirincondemariposas (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  38. So cute! Would love to make them for my twins!

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  39. I already have heaps of ideas for this pattern! I love your versions, especially the boy version as I have two boys to sew for and I am always looking for those little twists that make an item unique. tlleech AT hotmail DOT com

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  40. WHAT A GREAT VEST! I'm hoping my # is the lucky one. Great job on the vests there.

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  41. I love flip vest and your versions are fantastic! I "need" to try it for my 6 and 8 aged boys!

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  42. I love that vest! Then again I love most things Dana does. :) upstatemomod3 at yahoo dot com

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  43. I love Dana's patterns so easy to follow and great that you made a girl version.

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  44. i am so in love with your fabric choices! i know my little ones would LOVE these vests. thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    natalielukens (at) {gmail.com}

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  45. spring is coming, we all need this:)

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  46. Wow! I'm new to sewing, but I would love to try this pattern.

    averyshop AT sbcglobal DOT net

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  47. Would love this pattern!! I have two little boys that would love a homemade vest!!
    Kelly

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  48. the vests look awesome. thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. I would love this pattern for my guy! Thanks for the chance!
    correne (underscore) johnson (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  50. I love the pop of orange on the plaid one!

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  51. I would love to win this awesome pattern - it will be perfect for the Vancouver spring that is just around the corner....
    libertykp (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  52. Love the floral version! thimblenest (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  53. Nice vest. A friend loves vests, so i would like to sew one for her little Baby girl to her first birthday in march.

    Many greeting blaubertiebott@t-online.de

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  54. Yay - Love the way yours turned out and appreciate your tips on fabric selection.

    hillary (at) red balloon pr (d0t) com

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  55. Those are super cute! I would love this pattern for my little guy. :)
    caravelloah at yahoo dot com

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  56. I have had my eye on this pattern ever since Dana introduced it! Fingers crossed!!!

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  57. This pattern is so cute and versatile! parknj at verizon dot net

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  58. Love your girl version! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. I have so many ideas of how to made this vest with different colors/fabrics from my way too huge stash! I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. Such a cute pattern - my two year old loves wearing vests!

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  61. with a 4 year old and a 5 year old that hate real jackets, a cute vest like this would be great! morrike@telenet.be :)

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  62. It looks like a great pattern and I like the idea of upcycling old garments... but I do know it doesn't always work as well as I'd expected... the fun in trying I suppose!

    anne7001 at hotmail dot com

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  63. I love this vest!
    I would like to participate, thanks for the opportunity.
    Carina from Argentina!
    Kisses.

    cari_garcia@hotmail.com

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  64. I would love to win this pattern! It is the start of autumn here and it would be perfect for our cooling weather! sarajspeight(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  65. Love this vest! Nice work on your own styles Ruby!
    maryjowyse at yahoo dot com

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  66. Ooooh, I hope I win! Love it!
    lindseycastle at hotmail dot com

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  67. So cute! tomasetti4@gmail.com

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  68. rodeotomasetti@gmail.com

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  69. would LOVE to win this... been very anxious to try! Thx
    db ilvtoys(at)aol(dot)com

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  70. Great vest pattern! Would love to win a copy!
    aastadekort@yahoo.com.au

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  71. what a beautiful pattern and so practical, would love to win this pattern for my kids!
    torreslourdes1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I would love to win a copy of the pattern! ellen(dot)ljung(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. Great pattern. I am a big fan of Dana's creations...would love to win a copy of this one.
    richa(dot)agarwal(at)gmail.com

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  74. I love your fabric choices! plainjane19(at)cox.net

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  75. so cute! my daughter would love that pink one! monkeyshinersbaby at yahoo

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  76. I love this pattern--would be good for BOTH of my boy/girl twins! thomastwins811@gmail.com

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  77. The more versions I see, the more I want to try this pattern! Sorainima at gmail dot com

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  78. Would love it for my boy!
    Jess at jessandzac dot com

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  79. Love it! I have 2 daughters and 2 nephews ready for vests:) kafoola@gmail.com

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  80. This is an adorable vest!
    I don't have any kids yet, but I have eight nieces and nephew... I want to become their favorite aunt since I have competition against my other sisters :)

    marcelagamez@gmail.com

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  81. Those vests look great! Would love to win the free pattern! :)
    Hannah
    hsockwell@gmail.com

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  82. Vests for active kids RULE! I hope I win! Kerri.Warmus@gmail.com

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  83. Would really love to sew this vest for my two-
    think they would really like it!
    sabine.rupp@gmx.net

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  84. Fab pattern, great addition in time for CTB. would love to win this for my little man, would be great in UK where weather stays chilly til almost june!!

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  85. I love this thing! It's so versatile! She did it again. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Adina
    adinalp1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  86. Living in a cold weather state my kids could totally use one of these! Thanks for the giveaway! cori2hintze[at]gmail[dot]com

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  87. Cute vests. craftaliciouscravings (at) gmail (dot) com

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  88. I need some patterns to sew for my boy! I have theperfect fabrics already in the stash - superheroes and red fleece! Carrie_pfeiffer@hotmail.com

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  89. Great vest!
    Emily
    emmarae_2@yahoo.com

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  90. Love this vest! Linzigenavieve@yahoo.com

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  91. maybe I'll be making vests this weekend?

    jennycavin at gmail dot com

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  92. I can't wait to give this pattern a go

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  93. my Godchildren would look fab in flip vests! Kelly F. supermujer24@hotmail.com

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  94. I'd love to try this pattern! I have a daughter and a son, so it would be fabulous! Thanks

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  95. Woot woot! Love vests. Need to make one for my son as the weather is starting to get cooler.

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  96. I love that the pattern can be used for boys and girls. Yours turned out so cute!

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  97. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance :)
    Nicoleu0206@gmail.com

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  98. Soo cute! I love it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  99. Got to make 5 at least and a pattern would help! ;)
    ghat99014@hotmail.com

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  100. Great pattern! I wish I can win!

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  101. Awesome! This would be great for my kids.

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  102. I love this!

    cortney16 at gmail dot com

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  103. I love the pink with green buttons. Perfect for spring!
    becksymama @ yahoo

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  104. Oh yes please!
    My youngest LOVES vests...and being cozy too!
    ~Michelle
    falafelandthebee(at)gmail(dot)com

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