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FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest OverallsI love dressing up Henry in something a little more formal. Just a little more like a gentleman. Usually, this means it’s not very wearable for an active baby boy. Well, I came across Armani Junior Infant’s Polo Footie on pinterest and immediately fell in love. I knew I could make my own version and that it would be a wearable and gentlemanly. I searched through my “use later” box of old clothing and found a perfect sweater to use, and that’s how the Nerdy Sweater Vest Overalls were originated. Luckily, I made a pattern and tutorial for you readers in the process!

FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls
These overalls can go everywhere with your little baby boy, like through the grass and dirt.
FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls

Supplies
Free Sweater Vest Overalls Pattern, size 6-9 mos
2 ribbing strips 1″x7 5/8″ -arm edges (one long side should be finished.)
1 ribbing strips 1″x10 1/4″ -neck edges (one long side should be finished.)
sewing machine
sewing supplies*
snaps or buttons
sweater (you probably don’t want one that you have to dry clean.)

1. Pin the pattern to the sweater (I didn’t get a picture of this.) Line up the bottom of the pattern with the bottom of the sweater in the ribbed area.

FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls

2. Zigzag the center back seam right sides together at 1/4″. Zigzag the side seams right sides together at 1/4″.

FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls

3. Zigzag the shoulder seams right sides together at 1/4″.

FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls

4. Cut out the ribbing pieces with one edge the finished edge of the ribbing. Zigzag short edges right sides together at 1/4″. Divide arm opening into four and divide ribbing into four.

FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls

5. Match up pins with right sides together and pin. Zigzag around at 1/4″ stretching the ribbing to fit the vest. I slid mine onto the arm of my sewing machine, so it stretches it out for me.

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Do the same on the other armhole.

FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls

6. Take the last ribbing piece and zigzag the short edges right sides together. Instead of sewing straight against the edge, sew at a 45 degree angle. The edge that will sew to the neck will be longer than the outside edge. Trim the extra seam allowances. Make sure it can stretch over your baby’s head.

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7. Divide neck edge and ribbing into four. Match up pins and pin with right sides together. Zigzag around at 1/4″ stretching the ribbing to fit the vest.

FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls

8. Fold both front and back inseams over at 3/4″ and sew with a straight stitch. The front is a little hard, but it’s possible. I think my front went down to 1/2″ in a couple of places.

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9. Add snaps or buttons or fastener of your choice. (Don’t mind the spot where Henry knelt in dirt/sap.) Oh, I should add leather kneepads!

FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls
Now it’s time for your little one to explore in his oh so cute sweater vest.
FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls
Special thanks to my friend for taking the pictures. She’s really good and has a baby boy just a couple of weeks older than Henry. They had fun playing together during the photo shoot!
FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls
FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls FREE PATTERN: Sweater Vest Overalls
Now Henry wants YOU to make one for your baby!

Author: Heather