Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I found the men's vest at the DI and cut off the points and folded the seam up into the vest using suggestions found in converting clothing. Easy. I left the buttons because they look wooden-ish & I wanted to save a little money. The fabric is too shiny, and I've been told that in Pioneer days the back of the vest was out of the same material as the front of the vest -- not like the vests today.
I made these boys' vests using a modified pattern (McCalls 4290) with shell and wooden buttons.