Or day 2 of Kids' Clothes Week.
I started with this old jumper of mine. There was a hole under the arm and there were some stains that just would not go away. Even though this jumper cost very little to begin with I did really like the green stripes, so I decided to give it a second life as a vest for Linus.
I went about things properly and used an Ottobre pattern. Did I ever mention that I like Ottobre patterns? They are so straightforward and clear: my stamp of approval :)
Naturally, I wanted to use the original neckline -why waste a perfectly good thing?-, so I laid the pattern so that it fit just right. By the way, I always make my patterns from newspapers. They work well enough, they are (almost) free and they create no extra waste. Anyway, when I was about to sew the sides together I noticed a small stain on the front piece. I decided to cover that up with a little chest pocket which I made out of the bottom of one sleeve. I enjoy this kind of improvisation.
Then all there was left to do was sewing the binding around the armholes. For this I used the bottom hem of the original jumper.
Curious what happened to the rest of the jumper?
Fabric yarn! Ready for a completely different project.
Lastly, a photo of the grateful recipient. He liked his new vest, but absolutely refused to have his photo taken. Toddlers!!