Pattern Parcel #4: Boy's edition (schoolboy Vest)

I was suppose to have this blog post up on Saturday but I had to take a little down time still trying to recover from my surgery, so i'm here finishing everything up and excited to show you all what I have made while just having major surgery. I feel like I can concur the world now, feel so much better :o).

I'm so excited to show you all about BOY's clothing patterns because, every little boy needs handmade goodies as well as the girls, and these staple pieces will be the highlight of their wardrobe. I know it will bring a smile to your face when they look absolutely adorable in the clothing you just made for them and they're excited to wear each piece.

The pattern parcel: boy's edition comes with 6 pretty amazing patterns that are staple pieces of any wardrobe.

Pattern Parcel #4 includes:
Maxwell Top by Shwin Designs
Zippy Jacket by Blank Slate Patterns
Schoolboy Vest by Sew Much Ado
Small Fry Jeans by Titchy Threads
Jet Back Bag by Betz White

For the next couple of weeks i'm going to show you each of the 6 patterns but remixed to show how versatile each pattern truly is and how each piece can be the staple of the entire outfit.

Today i'm showing you all the Schoolboy Vest by Sew Much Ado I love how you can go in so many different direction with this staple piece. You can keep it very simple or play it up and add so many fun pieces to the Schoolboy Vest. I'm showing you how I remixed it in to a fun playful put yet still preppy boy look, I truly love how it turned out. 

I first picked out my fabrics the main fabric is a sweatshirt fabric and the lining is a thicker fabric with structure, I then thought let spice this fabric up with some hand painted lightening bolts made from a potato (which I almost cut my finger off making whoops). Next I added sleeves and then added a collar piece to truly show how far you can go which this great pattern. 

I hope you enjoy what I made and all 6 designs will be remixed by me in the next couple of weeks I can't wait to show you everything I thought of, while thinking how important each piece is in your boys wardrobe. Abby has some pretty amazing patterns plus free tutorials hop on over and enjoy :)

My Version of the Schoolboy Vest...

I added studs to the faux welt pockets

As well as one stud to the back of the collar.

Instead of buttons I put a zipper in :)

I completely LOVE how it turned out and Trent didn't want to take it off when we came back in from 100 degree weather ( I live in AZ).  For being 2 and wanting to take off any chance he can get he looks awful cute in these pictures, I love my baby boy oh so much!

If by chance you want a tutorial of the extra things I added to it feel free to email me at and I put one together after I do all 6 of the patterns :)

Please don't forget to check out all of the other AMAZING bloggers on the blog tour, Pattern Parcel #4: BOY's!

Friday, August 22
casa craftyLulu & CelesteKeep Calm and Carrion

Sunday, August 23
Max CaliforniaAmanda Rose

Sunday, August 24
little betty sews 

Monday, August 25
KadiddlehopperRadiant Home Studio

Tuesday, August 26

Wednesday, August 27
Make It PerfectModern HandmadeGYCT Designs

Thursday, August 28
Needle and TedMae & KMimi's Mom

Friday, August 29
PienkelOnce Upon a Sewing MachineFriends Stitched Together 

Saturday, August 30
FABulous Home SewnGray SkiesThe Crazy Tailor

Sunday, August 31
Nine StitchesMax CaliforniaOliver's FancyFriends Stitched Together

Monday, September 1
a happy stitchlady and the gentsOur Family FourSwoodson Says

Tuesday, September 2
verypurplepersonThings for BoysThe Crazy Tailor

Wednesday, September 3
Our Family FourRebekah Sewsa happy stitch

Thursday, September 4
Sew a Straight Linela inglesitaMade by Sara, Knot Sew Normal

Friday, September 5
Knot Sew NormalGracious Threads Sofilantjes, Max California

See you all soon with pattern number 2, Jet Back Bag by Betz White

Where can you purchase these AMAZING patterns at choose your price for a collection of digital sewing patterns while supporting independent designers and children's education. Each Pattern Parcel sale lasts only two weeks, so don't delay!!

Amanda Rose


  1. Love this, such a great remix! Thanks for sharing it with me!

  2. Love this sweater! Our kids do the same thing when its hot they want sweaters. In the cold winter you can't even get socks on them!


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