I know Halloween was eons ago, but stick with me. This post is relevant, I promise. For Halloween my baby was a "newsie." While frantically searching in the dress up box for something he could wear, I stumbled on this hat and had a wonderful epiphany! Newsies!! Yes. I really enjoy making costumes (or parts of costumes) that can be used in everyday life. So a vest was a good option. Little boys should all have vests in their wardrobes, it's a fact! So this boy now has a vest (never mind that he will no longer allow me to even pull it out of his closet).
I started by using one of his button up shirts to create a pattern.