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I made Henry a little puffer vest to go with his teal onesie.
Baby Boy Vest

I used a houndstooth plaid fabric and brown corduroy.

Baby Boy Vest
I added a couple of layers of batting between the fabric layers and then sewed some straight lines to give the vest the puffy look.
Baby Boy Vest

I kind of wish I would’ve done snaps or buttons instead of a zipper because they are more conducive to baby wear and play.

Baby Boy Vest

I drafted the pattern myself  and made it a little too small so I had to add some corduroy panels to the side. I did a fun “V” design with the corduroy pieces on the bias.

Baby Boy Vest

Thanks for all your tips on baby boy clothing! You all had some great tips for inspiration and places to find inexpensive clothing. And I know I won’t be able to control Henry’s clothing for long. One day he’ll only want to wear superheroes, cars, sports, or whatever he’s interested in and that’s fine. I know I’ll always make him things, so I’ll have a little sway. The funny thing is right after I started looking for inspiration You and Mie posted about Kid Clothing Inspiration. I loved looking through ZARA kids and Bonpoint. They had clothing that I was looking for, kind of like “little men”. The problem is that little boys love mud, sand, etc., and I want Henry to get dirty without worrying about his clothing. I want him to have a boy’s childhood, so he can’t really look like a “little man.” Maybe if I find washable fabric and reinforce them enough to hold up to lots of play.

Babies are just great. Here are some funny outtakes:
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Baby Boy Vest

Author: Heather