Hello my sewing friends
Today I got something different for you. A little while ago a dear friend asked me to upcycle a carnival costume he used back in 2019. Spontaneously he thought of a vest but he admitted to rarely wearing green so in the end I decided to make two vests for his two boys.
This was the original carnival costume.
And this is what I made of it.
I browsed the Makerist site and landed on a sewing pattern that would lend itself to a casual vest but also some fancier occasions.
First I had to check how much fabric the costume would yield so “out with the scissors”! After I “harvested” all the materials this is what I had to work with.
You can see some carnival greetings coming my way while taking the whole thing apart.
After cutting it was time for the sewing part. The instructions were pretty straightforward.
This is how you would do it. However, for the smaller version I thought I could forgo this and ended up hand sewing the armholes which was three times the work…
The result is pretty satisfying so I hope the two boys will like them. All in all it’s a good thing that this costume will not land somewhere in a cellar wardrobe but is used by the next generation.
If you decide to follow along, tag me in your makes on Instagram (@heart.pleat) – I am a very curious person!