Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The versatile vest

Yesterday, I showed you the outfit I made for the Sewing for Kindergarten series. The photoshoot for that post was one of the best we've ever had, with beautiful soft September light, a field full of wildflowers and a cooperative kid who was willing to model not one, not two, but three different outfits.

As I mentioned in my last post, I tried to make some items that would coordinate well with other clothes in B's wardrobe. Especially the vest, with it's neutral base colours and three different hoods, should be quite versatile. To try it out, we pulled some clothes from his wardrobe and started mixing and matching.

Without much further ado, here are two combinations featuring the versatile vest....

The sweet look
My son loves pink, and I've grown to love it too, especially this kind of salmon pink. It's a soft and friendly colour that goes really well with the neutral tones in his outfit.
The polo is a pattern from Ottobre magazine, but I won't spend too much time on it since I wasn't too happy with this pattern. The instructions were rather unclear and the fit isn't great either. If you know of a good polo pattern, please let me know.
The sweatpants are the Moto Maxx pants from Love Notions. The slim fit of these pants is great for my tall, slender kids. They are made in the softest sweat fabric I've ever touched. My kids (I also made a pair for my daughter) love them, and wouldn't wear anything else if they were allowed.

The cool look
Here he's wearing the same Moto Maxx pants, but now topped with a DIY-printed shirt (blogged here). And this hood has a fun geometric print too.
Which look do you prefer? 


  1. I'm a sucker salmon pink so I guess I prefer the first look. Also, my go to polo pattern definitely is the Perfect Polo from Blank Slate. Unfortunately it only goes to size 8 so your son might be at the end of the sizes pretty soon...

    1. Thanks Annika, I should try out the Perfect Polo to learn how to attach the collar and placket properly. And I also love this shade of pink.

  2. Leuk, zo'n aanpasbaar vest! ik ga voor de geometrische print!

  3. Those looks are definitely cool! I still love that you made 3 different hoods for his vest. My oldest has never liked polo shirts, so I can't help there! LOL