Sunday, April 17, 2011

Little Gentleman's Faux Vest Onesie


It's almost Easter and if you're a procrastinator like me then you probably don't have anything for your little guy to wear. Yet. Go grab a onesie that fits your little man & an old skirt or pants from your garage sale pile and let's make a cute little Faux Vest Onesie!   




 I used Dana's flat front pants tutorial to make matching pants but I am not super thrilled at how mine turned out.  I didn't give him enough room in the tush. 

You will also need some paper to make your vest pattern, 2 buttons, a sewing machine, & sewing notions like thread & scissors.

First, take your onesie and fold it in half and draw lines where you see I've marked in red in the first picture above.  Then on the line that was drawn where the middle of the onesie is measure about 3" down from the top.  This will help create the dip in front.  Then use a straightedge and create a 'v' at the bottom & the slant from the shoulder to the mark you made on the middle line.  Now trace around the whole pattern 1/4" for your seam allowance (not pictured) & cut out your pattern. 


Cut out 2 of your pattern from the outside fabric & 2 of an interior fabric (I used an old button down shirt).  Remember the the pieces need to be mirror images so flip your pattern upside down for one side.
Then pin right sides together.Sew along all sides except the top shoulder area.  That will be kept open to turn this rightside out.


Sew along all sides except the top shoulder area.  That will be kept open to turn this rightside out. Clip all the corners & turn rightside out.  Press with an iron then topsitch 1/8" along all sides except the shoulder area.  I also did not topstich along the side that will be sewed along the side seam.


Now, match the side seams in the onesie.  Pin the outside edge of each vest piece along the side seams leaving about 3/4" below the arm pit.  Sew along the sides making sure to backstitch at the top & bottom.  The third picture is what it should look like now.


Now flip the top part on the shoulder back.  Then pin & sew the shoulder section on the vest so that the seam will be hidden under the top flap.  Before sewing make sure both sides match.


Measure and mark where you want your buttons to go. I overlapped the 2 sides slightly.  Then sew your buttons through both sides so that they will stay closed. 

You're all done & your little man now has something spiffy to wear on Easter or just out on the town ;)



ADORABLE!

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51 comments:

  1. How smart! I love how it turned out. :)

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  2. How cute is that?!? Your little one looks SO cute! Super adorable idea, Erica :)

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  3. How cute is your little guy in that vest and hat!! Fun idea hon! :)

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  4. This is absolutely adorable! And your guys, what a cutie! With my first boy due end of June, I will have to keep this in mind! Love it!

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  5. Love it! I made a vest for my little guy recently too - but I love the no fuss of a onesie!

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  6. Oh my goodness! This is just the cutest thing! He looks adorable! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

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  7. What a cute idea! Your little guy is adorable! I would love it if you joined my linky party going on right now, and I also have an Etsy linky party too and would love you to join in!
    Crystal

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  8. That is adorable!!! I love it and really want to try it out, thanks for the awesome idea!

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  9. Super cute! If I had a boy I would be all over this! I am pinning it to my Pinterest for the future though :).

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  10. oh wow I REALLY love this! I've been needing to get/make something for my little man for an Easter outfit - I found it! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  11. Oh my gosh how ADORABLE! What a great idea!
    Visiting from Justsewsassy.com

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  12. OMG that is pretty much ridiculously cute!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I might have to do a older boy version! www.mylifeunzipped.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my goodness, I love it! Your little man is adorable too.

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  14. Love this... so cute! Found this and your blog via pinterest.com
    Cheers & stop by at The Quick Unpick
    I'm off to follow you about now ☺

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  15. So Cute!!

    I would love it if you would like this up to our What I Made Wednesday!!

    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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  16. What a fabulous idea! I love it!

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  17. I love this idea! I am featuring it on my blog!
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  18. ADORABLE!! Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

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  19. this outfit is darling! I'm glad I found your blog. I have a one year old boy and it's fun seeing boy crafts and projects.

    thanks! new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh my goodness, that is adorable!! Why didn't I think of something like that when my boys were wearing onesies?!

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  21. Just found your blog thru Pintrest and OMG I love it! Everyone has a million cute tutorials of things to make for girls but cute, fun things for little boys are harder to find. You are the newest member of my blog reading list. Love this tutorial! I plan on making one for my little guy to wear to church.

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  22. This is so CUTE!!! Just finished one for my grandson. So easy...your instructions are so easy to follow. Thank you!

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial. I tried it out and I really love the vest I made. It's my new favorite baby boy project. http://auntielouisa.blogspot.com/2011/08/faux-vest-onesie.html

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  24. This may be the cutest thing I've ever seen. It doesn't hurt that your son is absolutely adorable!!

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  25. I've been dying to try out this tutorial but since I only have a little girl it's been hard to justify until my best friend found out that she's having a boy. It was surprisingly easy and I will definitely be making these in the future!

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  26. okay seriously.... cutest thing ever! I have some boy baby gifts to make and I'll totally be trying this!

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  27. Just made one for my 5 week old baby boy. He looks soooo adorable in his little onesie waistcoat and matching trousers. Only been sewing for a couple of months and managed to make this easily so definitely a project a beginner can manage. I can see my little one having lot's of little waistcoat suits. Thankyou so much XD

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  28. Thank you so much. On March first I find out if my grandchild will be a girl or boy. I made a ruffle bottom and headband onesie for a girl and will get started on this for a boy. I love it! Bless you and your talents. Kimberlee (Skstreetglide@comcast.net)

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  29. i am so impressed with your creativity! I would love to make something like this! Thanks for the share!

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  30. I made this.. turned out great. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  31. I found this via pinterest and I'm so glad I did! I will be using this for an easy blessing outfit for my little guy on the way. Thanks for the great tutorial. This is one of the few tutorials that made sense the first time I read through it! Thanks!

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  32. If you choose baby clothes with too many buttons, straps, and fasteners, you will soon find them troublesome. There will be times when you are in a hurry, or in an inconvenient place, and having to spend minutes trying to get through the layers of baby clothes to the diaper for changing will soon force you to discard those cute and expensive designer wear.

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  37. Thanks so much for posting! I used this to make my son a last minute outfit for Thanksgiving and it was so easy and turned out amazingly cute!

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  38. Very cute! I posted a picture of the outfit I made with this vest tutorial on my blog. The baby I made it for is still too small, so no action pictures yet. :)
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  39. I'm so glad I found this post! I'm 37 weeks pregnant with my first son, I have 3 girls, and i plan to make this for my husband's father's day gift. My husband loves to wear hawaiian shirts (we honeymooned in hawaii so they also have a special meaning for us) and I bought 2 hawaiian shirts. One will be for my husband and I'm making a onesie with a hawaiian vest to match his. Can't wait to see the 2 of them matched up together!

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  43. These are so adorable, i found a place where they have adults ones too!
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  44. These are too awesome! I just found out that I'm having a boy . . . I think that I will need to make some of these. I was so excited about your tutorial that I had to blog about my wanting to make them. :-) http://philwife.blogspot.com/2013/11/7-quick-takes-gender-reveal.html

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