If you need a quick and easy button-up vest for all occasions the Little Gentleman Vest from Peek-A-Boo Patterns is just for you. The vest can be made in size three month to size 12. It is a fully lined vest with a pocket option. Recommended fabrics include cotton, linen, wool and suiting material.
I tested size five. I made four vests in total. I used a combination of cotton and suit material. I lined all vests with suit lining. The sizing was spot on and no changes were needed. I used both buttons and KAM snaps on the vest. KAM snaps were definitely the easiest to use, but button/button holes provide a more polished look for the vest.
The Little Gentleman Vest pairs great with a button up shirt and pair of jeans. If you have littles that need a fancy vest for a dressy event or a vest for upcoming holidays the Little Gentleman Vest will not disappoint!
- Prewash material to prevent shrinkage after sewn.
- Use your zig-zag stitch for a quick button-hole. (I will try and post a video of the zig-zag cheat for adding button-holes in the near future. It’s a game changer!!!
- Add fold-over elastic to the front of the vest to make an awesome dart gun vest! Straight stitch forwards and backwards three times for reinforcement. Space stitch marks 1″ apart.