I chose this pattern because my daughter hates wearing jackets. She fights us every day when we try to put one on her, so I thought a vest might be a great alternative. Luckily, we live in Southern California so we can most likely get away with just a vest as an outer layer!
I made the pattern in a size 4 with 5 length, and it fits perfectly. If I were to make another, I would make it a size 5 with 6 length to get more wear out of it. My favorite features are the cool pockets that allow you to highlight your contrast fabric (if you want) and the oversize hood – great for keeping the rain or sun off your little one’s face. I did have some issues getting the top of the zipper installed, but that’s probably because I’m not the best zipper person in the world. It’s a work in progress….
My daughter really likes the vest, and just adored the pockets – she got a TON of shells in them during our photo shoot on the beach!
Janice, thank you so much for sharing your sewing talents with us! Much appreciated!