|As I was making these vests all I could think of was Michael J Fox in Back to the Future.|
|I've worked out I love topstitching|
I made the base of these with my trusty Burda 9672 pattern as the Ottobre pattern for the lined vest only went to size 92cm. I used the same pocket finishes from the Ottobre pattern and just some more ribbing around the armholes.
The two dark grey vests used less than 75cm of fleece (Platinum Fleece and ribbing purchased at Spotlight). The dark grey is really thick so it should be quite warm. The light grey is a lot thinner, it's left over from some house only pants I made last year. I was so impressed by the dark grey I went back and bought 3 more metres of it. It was on sale.
You won't see anything like these babies in the shops - just why I love sewing for my little boys. I wonder how long they will be happy to wear what I make though? I might have to learn to sew for myself when that time comes.