Monday, 8 July 2013

.Hero Vest for a GIRL.

Sewing for girls is a breeze...they have the most versatile wardrobes and a pattern targeted at boys can easily be sewn up in girl-friendly fabric - a bonus if you have boys and girls in your family.

And while I think the Hero Vest is the perfect boy sewing pattern, I also knew that it would be awesome for a girl.

The Hero Vest with girl power!
This Hero Vest is made using jersey knit for the exterior, polar fleece for the lining and ribbing for the aqua binding.

I really like how the charcoal lining peeking out from the hood and black zipper help to tone down the bright pink so that it isn't so sweet and pretty - adds a bit of funk, don't you think?
The pockets are one of my favourite features on the Hero Vest. I really like the quirkiness of the circular openings and decorative topstitching outlining the shape of the pocket.
These are so satisfying to sew and a great way to gain more confidence with knit sewing and inserting zips. In fact, this is the easiest way you can sew in a zip (in my opinion) so I highly recommend you giving it a try if you have been avoiding them in the past - embrace the zip, you will open yourself to so many more sewing options once you aren't scared of them anymore! Oh, and if you don't want to use a knit fabric for your exterior, remember this pattern is so versatile and works really well with a woven cotton exterior too.

The giveaway for the Hero Vest pattern is still running, visit this post to enter!

Or if you don't want to wait, this pattern is available as an instant download PDF here!


Lesley said...

Looks great ! Love the colour in it.

Marnie said...

What a fun little vest! Looks great Toni

Tammy said...

Gorgeous vest, well done especially with a new baby in the house and all. Love seeing your work, always inspiring. I recently finished a honey-cowl scarf as a gift and my 11 year old is now knitting one for herself. Thank you for your lovely patterns, just made my 5th pair of your pyjamas - no I don't have any myself all gifts I think this needs to change.

Kelly said...

It looks great in girly fabrics too. Gorgeous pattern Toni!

Nettie's Blog said...

i LOVE this Toni...will have to get the pattern and make it for Rosie and Hattie XXXX

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