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Sunday, February 12, 2012

The "I'll be in my study" Sweater Vest

So I told you that I'd work on some boy based projects.  Well, I have.  Unfortunately I don't have a tutorial to share with you.  I have step by step photos and notes, but I am not confident enough in my process to share them with you yet.  Hopefully I'll attempt the project again, because I love the little sweater vest, but no promises.  I really have a short attention span for projects, so if you really want a tutorial let me know....otherwise it might not happen.

Anywho....I made a little sweater vest for Miles.  The cranberry colored knit was from an old sweater that I'd stashed in the refashion pile.  I love the color, especially paired with the charcoal ribbed knit, and the green buttons.

It has a small faux pocket on one side of the vest that was made from the ribbed knit of the original sweater.
Look at him sitting up so nice and tall (it lasted about 5 seconds )

When I look at the little vest I envision Miles sitting in a wing backed leather chair, reading a book. . .so that's why it's the "I'll be in my study" vest.

So, let me know if this is a boy project that interests you.  I have another boy themed project lined up for this week, and it includes a tutorial and templates-Woot Woot!

Thanks to those of you who took the time to answer the questions on my poll.  I'll be adding a couple of new questions to the side bar, just to get to know you even better.  May I say that I'm excited that so many of you own sergers (nearly 40% of those that answered).  I feel bad posting tutorials that require serging, because I lived without one for so long.  I'm still going to try to provide instructions and adaptations for those of you that don't have one, but I might not shy away from exploring some serging techniques.

Also, it seems that most of you fall somewhere between the advanced beginner and intermediate sewing levels.  Sometimes I feel like I'm explaining steps in my tutorials that are common knowledge.  I don't want to insult your intelligence, but I do want to make sure that even the beginners can feel confident in tackling some fun projects.

Thanks for reading!


Arlene in AZ said...

This is so adorable. You are an inspiration to us all. Please, yes to more boy projects and yes to serger help. I have always been fearful of 'the serger'. However, bought one recently and vowed to face my fear and master 'the serger'. :-)

Ashley from the Canyon said...

Hey if you're game, I tagged you!


Unknown said...

SO adorable! I would love a tutorial or even just some tips because a little boy in a sweater vest is just THE cutest thing :)

Host-It Notes said...

Please oh please make a tutorial! So cute.

Triana said...

Yes!!! Please!!! I have a little man that is just dying for a sweater vest and I have NO IDEA how to go about making one!! I'd love to see a tutorial or something on one! SO cute!