Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wild Thing Modification on Pathfinder Vest

wild thing...you make my heart sing...you make everything...groovy...WILD THING!

When I was testing the amazing Pathfinder Vest for BigLittle I had one of those "aha!" moments! I just knew that it was begging for me to mash the Wild Things Coat hood and details onto the vest!  The results are amazing! I'm not lion! See what I did there?  

The Wild Things Coat (and Vest) are some of the most rewarding things to sew! They can be as unique as your little ones and they LOVE them! Look at all the details! The mane! The tail! Those pockets with the claws!  Not to mention the ears and toggles for closures! This might be my most favorite thing I've sewn thus far!

Perfect for pretend play at home or out and about the Wild Things are....well, groovy!  What animal should I make next?

Pattern Testing! Pathfinder Vest by BigLittle

Introducing the Pathfinder Vest from BigLittle

Recently I was able to test this amazing new vest pattern by BigLittle and I am in LOVE! What I really like about BigLittle Patterns is that they are always well written and well thought out, something that is not necessarily the case a lot of the time in the pattern industry! As a brand, it really focuses on upcycling anything that you may already own or can find in a thrift shop.  How great is that?!  It makes me so jealous that people can find these amazing wool blankets in their thrift shops to cut up and make gorgeous pieces with! That's definitely not something I can find around here in hot and sunny Florida (I've looked)! Next time I head north I'm stocking up!

Anyways...back to the vests!

This pattern is so versatile with 70 mix and match options! Yup, 70!!!  I could literally make 70 vests and they would each be different!  I chose to test the Crossroads version (not even included in the 70 options, its a free add on to her newsletter) vest, classic length with flutter sleeves with a yoke pleated back for my daughter and a v-neck, classic length, additional button stand version with pockets for my son! Whew! That's a mouthful! 

Check out these awesome details! I love this chunky button I used on my daughters pink corduroy vest, It adds the perfect splash of color! Do you see the little peek of the lining on the flutter sleeve? That makes my heart so happy! Flutter sleeves are my favorite thing to add to a girls item as it immediately makes it just that much more girly! I love doing things like adding a fun trim to the ends or a neat lining to give it interest!  

That row of wood buttons down my sons flannel vest is so fun too,  I love that I can open his vest up to give a more casual look (and a better view of his adorable mushroom lining)!

These vests are perfect for playing, exploring, jazzing up an outfit, school, any season really! Except maaaaaaybe the 90+ weather that we were having when I had the kids model them! They are good troopers to brave the heat for me! Big shoutout and thanks to my mom for taking these pictures for me! Thanks Mom!