Friday, October 19, 2012

Army Vest - Dress Up Play

This was Caleb's birthday present.  He loves to play dress up, and had been asking for an army outfit since this past Christmas.  I finally made him one!  I bought a yard of camo fabric and this neat package of buttons from JoAnn's.  The buttons are: boots, a round one that says courage and honor, an army tank, and one that says United States.  The dog tag also came with the buttons.  I used a key ring to attach it to the zipper as a zipper pull.  

I did not use a tutorial, I was making it up as I went.  I had to rip out several seams... but I'm happy with the end result.  Caleb was too embarrassed to even try it on at first, but then he decided he liked it, and even wore it to the bowling alley.  Caleb and Rebekah both loved bowling, we had so much fun!

The picture below shows the inside.  It's all lined.  The brown fabric is just something I had on hand, I did not have a big enough piece of camo left.  There is a loop of fabric on one shoulder that he can hook something too, and then another loop at the bottom.


  1. Great job making the army vest without a pattern!!! Love all the details.. pockets and loops.

  2. Thank You! Caleb loves all the pockets and loops too!


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