Years ago I would sew almost all of my daughters' dresses, but with only one boy in the
house he rarely got anything homemade. Now that I have six grandsons, it was time to give
some boy sewing a try. This tie and vest were just the thing...easy and sew fun to make!
I'm sharing this vest and tie over at the Therm O Web blog today.
There are so many amazing paper and fabric project ideas on their blog...check it out!
Pattern: McCall's pattern number 6873
If you have a light box for tracing that’s great, but using a window with sunshine outside
works, too. The iCraft Purple Tape has many uses for paper crafting, but it worked great for
holding my pattern and Stitch n Sew EZ Quilt Block Sheets in place while I traced. No residue
left behind, and that purple color is definitely a smile maker for me! While tracing, this was
the perfect time to make changes like narrowing the tie by about 1/2” in width.
Using Therm O Web Fabric Fuse Adhesive is a huge bonus when securing Velcro or buttons
in their proper place before sewing. Apply the adhesive, let dry, and sew in place…easy!
This little guy wasn't thrilled with his modeling job and tried to crawl away.
He held still for about five seconds...
Obviously, modeling isn't his "thing."