I made these using the tutorial over at A Girl and a Glue Gun - I knew immediately when I saw her vest that I needed to make them asap. Isn't this layered look dead on?! that competition is TOUGH because she lost with this awesome outfit.
Then sew the lines on it. I didn't have an outer fabric with built in lines, so I taped some off:
Then since I didn't need to leave it open, instead of just doing diagonals, I did lines the other way as well, making diamonds. Pretty fun. Then sew the sides and back and everything together like in the tutorial mentioned above.
Now, I knew I was doing this for a fun picture. My kids don't usually love the things I sew (this is everyone right, not just my kids?!?) so I didn't want to put a lot of effort into vests because since I made them I knew they would get discarded pretty quickly. So instead of using bias tape and making the edges and arm holes look pretty, I just ran any raw edge through the serger.
I told everyone that these vests were "photo prop quality" - you know, not well constructed, made quickly just for a group photo, etc. Of course that means that the kids love them and keep wearing them in public and to school. Guess I should have made them a little nicer. Oh well!
A few fun pictures....
A bawling kid, super jump,
and the classic fake smile
I'd show more pictures, but they're for a sneaky project for my Grandma....she might read this blog...maybe.
But here's the Crazy Face Cousin Picture once more - -