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.
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 right. He'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?
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Giveaway ends FRIDAY, MARCH 1, at midnight Eastern Time.
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1 entry per person please.
And, a huge thank you to Dana for including me in this recent pattern launch. So fun!