flip vest pattern testing and giveaway!

19 Feb

i know you all know how much i adore pattern testing – i learn something every time i do it, i feel like i’m able to help fellow bloggers out, and it’s just a neat way to see other people’s processes. so of course when dana of MADE emailed me asking if i could test her newest pattern, i jumped at the chance.

flip vest for a little guy

i’m pretty sure dana’s blog is the first blog i found that helped me discover the world of modern sewing 4 years ago, and it’s an absolute must-read. she covers lots of different crafty topics (in addition to sewing), has a fresh, clean aesthetic, beautiful photography, and a lighthearted attitude that makes her just so fun to follow. i admire what dana has built so much, and was so flattered she asked me to test this pattern for her! i really enjoyed the process and bouncing ideas off each other as i sewed.

flip vest for a little guy

the pattern is called the flip vest – a cozy little vest for babies and kids that’s perfect for layering as we head out of winter and into spring. O has gotten so much use out of his vest already – it’s been under a coat on cooler days, over a light sweater on warmer ones…it’s really a fantastic transitional piece (i’ve got plans to make one for Em to wear on the playground too!).

flip vest for a little guy

last Friday, we happened to have the most gorgeous day – and the little fella grabbed his “noculars” to head out for a walk. i had actually taken different photos of the vest already on a more typical overcast february day, but the sunshine definitely called for a reshoot.

flip vest for a little guy

the flip vest is designed to be reversible if you use velcro, though i made mine button up so i could show off the essex yarn dyed black linen which i’ve now decided is my favorite fabric of all time. inside is a dark olive green micro fleece from Joann, and the rib knit is cream (also from Joann). this pattern is a very quick sew and takes very little fabric, which i love.

one of my notes to Dana was to see if binding the armholes with a sort of bias bound method would work and she was totally open to it, so i tried that and it ended up in the final pattern as one of two armhole finishing options. you probably should use a walking foot if you do this, as the fabrics get a bit thick all together, but i think it gives you a really nice finish.

flip vest for a little guy

i sewed this vest in a 2/3T, and the width came out great but it’s just a tad bit long on 2-year-old O – Dana shortened the length from what you see here in the final pattern. his sweater underneath is this sailboat top made last year, which fits perfectly now!

flip vest for a little guy

don’t you think the vest looks sort of old timey with the linen and buttons? it’s like i’ve already got the “There Will Be Blood” film petit halfway done. ha!

flip vest for a little guy

okay, so how about a giveaway??

flip vest for a little guy

Dana has generously offered THREE flip vest patterns from her pattern shop for me to give away – that’s three different winners! you may not fully realize how much you need this pattern, but you DO. you NEED it. it comes in size 6m – 5T and i can see it becoming a wardrobe staple for both of my kids – a fun and easy gift to make for others, too (did you see Delia’s versions? adorable).

to enter the giveaway:

  • leave a comment, any comment. i’m feeling ready for spring these days, so if you need an idea of what to write, how about telling me your favorite flower!
  • giveaway is open until friday, feb 22 at 5pm PST.
  • make sure you leave a valid email address with your comment.
  • i’ll pick three winners on friday and put you in touch with Dana to receive your pattern.

good luck!

*giveaway is now closed and the three winners, Maryna, Ivana, and Stacey, have been emailed.  thanks to all who entered and happy sewing!*

P.S. did you see Dana and Rae are joining forces for Celebrate the Boy again starting next week?! soooo fun. can’t wait. i’m always in need of some good boy sewing inspiration.

173 Responses to “flip vest pattern testing and giveaway!”

  1. Erin February 19, 2013 at 6:53 am #

    My favorite flower has to be tulips, I love all their colors.

  2. Melissa February 19, 2013 at 6:56 am #

    I am with you on the value of vests….totally necessary layer piece as we move into Spring and my 4 have outgrown theirs from last year! And one of my favorite flowers are the crocus….up here in Gloucester, MA they are the troopers of spring as they pop up out of the ground with little snow helmets! :) thanks for the review and chance to win!

  3. Stacey February 19, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    Would love to win a copy of this pattern!

  4. Celina February 19, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    Oh I would love to make my kids some cute little vests… Ideas are brewing in my head already. My fingers are crossed XX

  5. Lori February 19, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    Love the vest! Thanks for the giveaway. And, since you asked, my favorite flowers are peonies – they were in full bloom when we moved into our new house a few years ago, so they have a special place in my heart. Happy (almost) spring!

  6. Laura February 19, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    Such a cute vest, and perfect for Spring, when you never know what the temperature will be.

  7. Kelly February 19, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    I love that fabric too, I have it in black and blue- it’s a great choice for this vest! I would love to make these for my daughters and for my nephew as well, thanks for the giveaway! And moving into spring my favorite flowers are peonies :)

  8. Nicole gagnon February 19, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    I would make 30 of these! Love it

  9. Nathalie B. February 19, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    I’d love to try this vest pattern !
    And my favorite flower is probably daffodils, one of the first to come to us in Spring.

  10. Rachel February 19, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    Adorbs! Love that black linen :)

  11. Ashley February 19, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    LOVE! I have the cutest niece that would love a trendy vest. (You can check her out in some of my designs on dear Fav’s facebook page.) I would love to add a vest to her collection of things I’ve made her. xoxo Ash

  12. Denise February 19, 2013 at 7:28 am #

    I love your version! I feel like I need this pattern now because both of my sisters are pregnant!

  13. Me February 19, 2013 at 7:32 am #

    I’ve just had a baby boy and NEED this for boy sewing!! :)

  14. Erin S February 19, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    So cute!!

    My fav flower is garden roses!

  15. Rae February 19, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    Aww!! O looks totally cute! Great pattern review, and I *heart* Essex linen too — made a pair of pants for E out of that exact stuff. Love it!

  16. carolyn February 19, 2013 at 7:48 am #

    I am loving seeing all the different vests that people are making! It really is a great garment for the kiddos as the weather changes! Yours is fantastic!

  17. Cindy February 19, 2013 at 7:53 am #

    The vest looks great…the armhole binding is a perfect finishing touch! I wish my kids would wear vests as I agree that they make a great transitional piece.:)

    btw, no reason you can’t make it reversible with buttons too.;)

  18. Dora February 19, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    You are right, everyone need this pattern! Perfect for those sunny but still slightly chilly spring days!

  19. littlehouseonthedairy February 19, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    I love sun flowers! I also love this vest. Thanks for the chance.

  20. Kristie February 19, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    I love daffodils. They are truly a spring flower to me, and it makes my day bright when I see some!

  21. :: stoffbüro :: February 19, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    What a pretty version you made of the flip west! Although I can’t tell you much about flowers except from the fact that I definitely NEED spring – I would love to win the pattern!

  22. Kate February 19, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    Fun! I’d love to win! And I LOOOVE tulips!

  23. emilia February 19, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    My tulips & narcissi are popping like crazy! I live in northern California, and spring has sprung!

    Rubberduckywon at gmail

    These would make great spring vests.

    Thanks bunches!

  24. Sue De Angelo February 19, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    I have two grand boys I sew for and love the color options of the flip vest and would love to try it.

    Sent from my iPad

  25. Susan De Angelo February 19, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    I love the color options of the flip vest and it would look great on my two grand boys age 2 and 4 that I sew for.

  26. Annika Ferk February 19, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    me, me, me! so want that pattern ;)

  27. Janessa February 19, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Oh my! I sosososososososooso want to win! I love Dana’s patterns and I love yours! Please pick me! :)

  28. Meghan February 19, 2013 at 8:38 am #

    Love your vest! I agree everyone needs this pattern! My favorite type of flowers are English roses.

  29. lecsmiscellany February 19, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    I reeeaallyyy like this one, Kristin. I was wondering what fabrics I could use to make it a little dressier and I love your combo for this one– it looks amazing! Both warm and stylish. I love it!
    (I also enjoyed following your links back to revisit when you made the sailboat top, then Jessica’s pr&p look.)
    I can’t wait to see your vest for Em :-)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. DeniseMarie February 19, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    The sun is shining here today and it totally feels like spring! So happy! My favorite flower is the Siberian Iris.

  31. Cherie February 19, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    Cute! Love that linen – still need to get my hands on some . . .

  32. Jane February 19, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    I love your version!! I am really itching to give this pattern a try! would love to win!! I love all of the flowers of Spring…it’s hard to pick just one…i love crocus b/c they are the very first brave ones…but i am also partial to those violets when they start to pop up everywhere ;)

  33. Kellene February 19, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Love the vest…also love begonias!

  34. Pillows A-La-Mode February 19, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    That is ADORABLE!!!

  35. Dagny February 19, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    Love your version of the flip vest! I’m really gonna have to get some of that linen. I’m seeing it everywhere and it goes with everything. I’d love to win a copy of this pattern.

  36. Dina February 19, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    I have made 3 or 4 different kinds of vests for my kids but this one looks superb.

  37. gail February 19, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    cute cute!

  38. kitty February 19, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Cool vest! A puffy vest is always part of my kid’s mud-season wardrobe, but I’d love to sew this one up in wool for something a little more polished!

  39. Joy February 19, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    I love the little Spring Beauties that blanket the ground. Thanks for all your beautiful work and generous giveaway!
    Joy [at] toolboy [dot] net

  40. carolina February 19, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Love the Spring too, but have to wait until MAY!!! Love your version.

  41. Candice February 19, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    LOVE THIS!!! cdfraley85 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  42. girlinspired1 February 19, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Oh, that linen is really scrumptious!! Love your photo props and model, too! ;)

  43. Niki February 19, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Super cute vest! That fabric is seriously awesome. And hydrangeas are my favorite. They made for a great bridal bouquet 10 years ago with little roses interspersed!

  44. Hillary P. February 19, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Love the vest. Favorite flower today is tulips :) hillary (at) redballoonpr (dot) com.

  45. susan February 19, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    I love your blog. I’m going to be a grandmother in August, and its never too early to start the sewing. This vest would be a perfect addition to the lineup I have planned:)

  46. Jelle Van der Linden February 19, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    My favorite flowers are Tulips, for their simplicity and Peonies for their complexity :-)
    Still cold in Belgium, so another vest for my little boy is more than welcome … Already have a fabric in mind ;-)

  47. Emily February 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Love your choice of linen. :)

  48. Mary Jo February 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    That vest looks great!

  49. naii February 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    my favorite flower is magnolia, now here in spain we may see a lot of magnolias in the street. this vest seems to be a basic pattern to sew. Those buttons look great!

  50. Sanae February 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Fabulous! Essex has become my go-to linen as well – such a great fabric! My favorite flowers are peonies :-)

  51. Louise February 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    So Cute! It is a great pattern and would be perfect for the autumn weather we are about to have down under in Australia. Favourite flower? Sweet Pea

  52. Lisa February 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    I love the new vest, and great sizing so I can make one for each of my three little chicks. We are in Summer here in Australia, but Spring is my favourite season, it’s warm but not hot and we have some spectacular flowers around our house that bloom. Walking to school we past so many old houses that the owners are obviously more green-thumb than me and the smells amazing.

  53. Jeifner February 19, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Oh, fun. I’m always looking for new patterns to test out on my nephew. As for spring I love lilacs. The smell is so gorgeous. Since they don’t cut well I just have to enjoy them outside, which is nice as well :)

  54. Katie February 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    My kids would get so much use out of these! And my favorite flower is probably the daffodil — they just look so happy.

  55. little red monkey February 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    I would love the chance to make this pattern. In fact it would be my first go at making clothes! (my secret new year resolution!)

  56. deborah k. February 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    I would love to win this pattern – I just learned I’m going to be a grandma to twins, I need to start sewing. thanks, love your blog Kristin

  57. carla February 19, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    You did such a great job! And oh my goodness your little one is getting so big! Adorable!

  58. Jade February 19, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    I have a vintage quilted floral bedspread that would make an awesome vest – and is very springy. Which will help me feel a bit better about heading into autumn!

  59. iemke February 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Love it! iemkesimon@gmail.com

  60. kim February 19, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Non-sewer that I am, I’m not counting this as an entry in the giveaway BUT I had to leave a comment: cute photos, cute vest, cute BOY! So glad I got to see O rocking the vest in person. And so, so glad I got to see you! :)

    • kim February 19, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

      oh, and favorite spring flower: gah, all of them! But daffodils, lilacs, violets, and daphne are some of my favorite favorites.

  61. Cirque Du Bebe February 19, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Looks like a great wardrobe staple for boys. I like the fabrics you’ve chosen, lovely pics too.

  62. Rachel February 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    It’s coming into autumn here in Australia – this would be great for the change in season!

  63. NotJustaKNitWit February 19, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    This is an adorable pattern! I have a new nephew on the way that I’d love to make this for. :-)

  64. thimblenest February 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Looks like a great basic pattern that leaves a lot of room for customization!

  65. Max February 20, 2013 at 2:05 am #

    Errr was that a film petit hint there?! Dana was my first DIY mumma blogger that I stumbled upon and o.m.g. I doubt I would be right here commenting here if it weren’t for her. I wouldn’t have discovered how fun sewing for little kids is! WAY faster than sewing for myself, and I’m an impatient girl!

    The flip vest is ADORABLE. and it’s almost auuuutummmmnnn here!

  66. la inglesita February 20, 2013 at 3:52 am #

    WOW! I can´t resist a vest in linen. I´d never have thought of using linen, it´s smart, casual and just brilliant. I love it Kristin.

    PS Favourite flower? it´s been the geranium lately in all different fabrics


  67. Karina February 20, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    What a great giveaway! My fav flower would have to be crocuses…here in Ontario they flower in early spring, sometimes just as the snow is melting away. They’re a wonderful preview of what’s to come! :)

  68. Penny February 20, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    LOVE the vest! So (sew) will my grandkids!
    Love all flowers but LOVE bleeding hearts – more of a bush than flower, though.
    Have a great day and thanks for the chance to win.

  69. Bridget February 20, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    Love this little vest and have twin nieces it would be fun to make them for! Love! Oh and did I mention that I LOVE this.

  70. The Needle Of Choice February 20, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    I’m new-ish to sewing and I love your blog. And, a give-away to start with for me! Great :-)
    My favourite flower is a ‘passiflora’. I don’t know whether that’s correct in English, it’s a Dutch word. But that’s the one!

  71. hguinn February 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I love the pattern! And I love lilies of the valley…such a sweet smelling spring flower!

  72. Marjorie High February 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Great combination! Great pattern!

  73. María February 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    So cute!!!


  74. Rachel Booth February 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Love this vest!!!! My favorite flowers are peonies!! :) I’d LOVE to do this vest in Sarah Jane’s out to sea pink anchors for my little girl!

  75. Michelle M. February 20, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    I’d love to make this vest for my guys!

  76. Lisa Burger February 20, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    Gerber daisies, hope to win!

  77. Gemia Carroll February 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    i love daffodils. when i lived in idaho it was always the first flower i would see poking out of the snow reaching for the spring sun.

  78. Karen February 21, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    Great vest! and peonies. and lilacs, for the smell.

  79. Karen February 21, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    great vest! and peonies. or lilacs, for the smell…

  80. Katie February 21, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    I love this vest! Fantastic!

  81. Donna February 21, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Very, very cute on your boys. Thanks for sharing. entwinedessentials@gmail.com

  82. sarah February 21, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Yay for Dana’s patterns! I would love to make one of these for my little guy. And I love peonies.

  83. Heather Dost February 21, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Tulips are my fav flower!

  84. Laura February 21, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    I love love Dana’s website. she inspired me to start sewing a few months ago.

  85. Heidi K February 21, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    I love daisies.

  86. Kat Chavez February 21, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    What a cute vest pattern, my daughter and son both love vest to coats in spring so this would be great to whip up for them to wear.

  87. Kerry February 21, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    What a sweet little boy! And good job on the vest! :) I like roses. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :)

  88. Zenobia February 21, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    I love her tutorials, and your version is great for a little man. Thanks!

  89. Carolyn February 21, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    What a neat pattern!

  90. Aubrey February 21, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    I love the boy version so much!! My favorite flowers are lilies!

  91. Diane February 21, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    SWEET pattern!! And I love daisies!

  92. Corrine February 21, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    I love her patterns and would love to have her latest. Thanks!

  93. Libby Bonesteel February 21, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    Love the vest pattern!

  94. chelsie83 February 21, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Would love this pattern for my three little munchkins.

  95. Celine M February 21, 2013 at 10:09 am #

    I love Dana’s designs! I would love to be one of the winners!!!!

  96. julie h February 21, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    I LOVE the fabric you chose!!!! I would love to try this pattern.

    Ps I love daises and lilacs

  97. Rebecca February 21, 2013 at 10:16 am #

    :) hi. DAHLIAS! Thanks for sharing your process with us!

  98. karenalindell February 21, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    I love that vest! I would love to make one for my son! My favorite flowers are irises! Especially purple irises! Love your blog! :)

  99. dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas February 21, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    I’d love sewing this vest for my little boy!

  100. Kelly O. February 21, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    I can’t wait for celebrate the boy but this vest eye candy will tide me over! must get me this pattern!

  101. Megan February 21, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    I love the vest you made your boy! It is adorable! I love roses, and lilacs! Pretty much any flower, really. I also love Dana’s patterns! equest2005 at woh dot rr dot com

  102. Abby February 21, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Woohoo! Celebrate that adorable little boy in his fun old man vest. LOVE IT!

  103. erinmalia February 21, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    gerber daisies for me. :) oh yes, and the vest would adorable on my boys.

  104. Stephanie February 21, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    LOVE these little vests. And, daisies are my favorite :-)
    mrsstephaniewilliams at gmail dot com

  105. Rhonda February 21, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    This is such a versatile pattern and would be fantastic for my twin girls I have the perfect spring fabric in my stash I think it is a Northcott flower of the month and is beautiful brightly coloured hollyhocks!

  106. Elizabeth P. February 21, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    My favorite flower would have to be tulips. They are so pretty when they come up! I would love to make this vest for my little brothers and sister.

  107. Annelize February 21, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    My favourite flowers are yellow roses!


  108. Alicia February 21, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    I would love, love, love this pattern!! My favorite flowers are Sunflowers and Lilys! :)
    I have 2 little ones that could use a vest or two:)

  109. Sarah February 21, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    My favourite flowers are freesias. Such a gorgeous smell. And you’re right, I need this pattern!

  110. Siencja February 21, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Ma favourite flower is lilac. :) Thank you for the giveaway. I really hope to win. :)

  111. Libby February 21, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    You did an awesome job on the flip vest!!! I love red roses as they remind me of my Grandma….

  112. chickadee365 February 21, 2013 at 11:55 am #


  113. kris February 21, 2013 at 11:56 am #

    Love this! I love iris’. Thanks for the giveaway!

  114. Kristi February 21, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    I love crocuses. They are so hopeful.

  115. Kylie C February 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    I love roses and they aren’t nearly as fussy as people think they are (the same with orchids). I grew up in Portland, OR and was spoiled with weekly trips to the Int’l Rose Test Gardens during the summer!

  116. Jess February 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    What a gorgeous vest! I love fresias – you know spring is on the way when they start to bloom.

  117. Tara February 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Those buttons are just to die for! I love that they end a little higher than their waist to let the bigger bellies have a little room! Just perfect for a toddler! I have three littles that could all use a vest. Thanks for the chance!

  118. meggraf February 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    I love tulips &peonies. & I would LOVE to win this pattern!

  119. Nicole U February 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Love it! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  120. Elspeth February 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    My little guy would be cute in this vest!

  121. Jenni (Museum Diary) February 21, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    My favourite flowers are yellow roses :-)

  122. AmyL February 21, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    thanks for hosting! i really like flower lily of the valley – so delicate and pretty.

  123. April B. February 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    This vest is sooo cute!! I love the look! Thanks for the giveaway!
    PS: I think my new favorite flowers are Peonies. :)

  124. Mari February 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    What a great pattern and your version is so cute.

  125. Anne LK February 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    I love your fabric choice and would love to get one sewn up here for early spring. Thanks!

  126. zealousgirl February 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    LOVE the vest. I’m from New Zealand and my favourite flower is a daisy :-)

  127. Kim February 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    The vest you made is adorable! I love the fabrics you selected.

  128. Sarah February 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I love the style of this vest! I’d love to make one for my son!

  129. Vicky February 21, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I’d love a free pattern!

  130. Deb February 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    I love this vest, so CUTE! having new twins I think I could style them up awesomely with this pattern

  131. Alison February 21, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    My favourite flower is a fairly slipper. Love finding them growing wild in the woods.

  132. Kari February 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    I love lobelia :) and I would love to sew this pattern up! :) thank you forThe chance at the giveaway!

  133. Shannon February 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    I would have to say the crocus. Have you seen them around portland? I have spotted a few here and there! Crazy!

  134. Allison February 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    I love these vests!

  135. oliver's fancy February 21, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    I love tulips! And I love how you used the yarn dyed linen for the vest… Might have to copy that if I win :)

  136. Jen W February 21, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    I love this pattern and would love to try for my boys!

  137. Upstatemamma February 21, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Oh no! I don’t think I have a favorite flower. I do love that vest and my daughter loves daisies. I guess I will say daisies as I feel a daisy vet coming on. :)

  138. Rebecca Olson February 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    Super cute vest! Would love to try to make one!

  139. Erica February 21, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    Love your old-timey version!

  140. Nancy February 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Your version of the vest looks cute and comfy on O! I would love a chance to win this pattern and try out for my two little ones (fall/winter is coming up on this side of the world so it would be perfect timing)! Thanks so much:)

  141. Emily February 21, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    Love it!

  142. kneedeepinmotherhood February 21, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    Lily of the Valley. Love it and this vest pattern!

  143. Lyndsie February 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Awesome! My kiddos could some cute new vests and I’m ready for a new project. Would love to win!

  144. Tamara D. February 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    We can’t wait for spring either! Thanks for the giveaway!

  145. Candace February 21, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    Gergers are my favorite…thank u for the giveaway…adorable vest!

  146. Kim February 21, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    We’re finishing up with summer here in Australia and I’m looking forward to Autumn. This pattern would be so perfect for us. Thanks!

  147. Ivana February 22, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    Love the vest!

  148. Cristi February 22, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    I love planting giant sunflowers. I planted them for a couple of years and then my husband loved them so much he took over. I love the giant ones because they can grow taller than I am. Amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.

  149. Estelle February 22, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    I’m contemplating saying goodbye to summer here in Cape Town as the nights are noticeably getting longer. But, we’ve planted sweetpea seeds so am looking forward to those growing and being able to pick and enjoy in a few months’ time. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

  150. Claire Corry February 22, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    How gorgeous my boys could really do with one, especially as it’s just getting arctic like cold here. Love your version

  151. Barus February 22, 2013 at 4:10 am #


    You know …. “And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.” … ( William Wordsworth )

    I love the poem, I love the flowers!

  152. Maryna February 22, 2013 at 5:01 am #

    My baby just turned 6 month and she is ready for the vest, plus it’s gonna be perfect for spring :-). I also love tulips and peonese!

  153. Lydia February 22, 2013 at 5:08 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway! Here’s hoping…

  154. shopme2 February 22, 2013 at 5:28 am #

    My favorite flower is cayena. I guess it’s so called hibiscus. We used to have cayenas in our backyard, pink and white, covering along the fence. It was always wonderful to watch at all those delicates spots on top of the green leaves. It would be a great idea for colors in a vest for my daughter… just recalling.

  155. Jennifer February 22, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    I love linen so much… I think my favorite flower is the rose, but not a big, fancy, over-blown roses–just the little wild-type roses.

  156. isabel a. February 22, 2013 at 6:07 am #

    The pattern is fabulous. I love poppies and daisies.

  157. Silvia Soares February 22, 2013 at 6:46 am #

    Got to do that!

  158. Saraeyes February 22, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway! I am heading to the garden store today to get my garden started for the year. My first year gardening in the bay area, hope it goes ok!

  159. Jacqueline Lockhart February 22, 2013 at 8:33 am #

    I would love to have this pattern.

  160. Krystal Humble February 22, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    Love this vest! So cute.

  161. Sara Boatright February 22, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    lovely work :) I like the versatility of this pattern.

  162. Anne February 22, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    This is a fun pattern. I love ranunculus.

  163. Kate February 22, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    My little boy loves his ‘noculars’ too!

  164. kristin February 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    love this pattern! if i have to pick a favorite flower it would be a three way tie- poppy, tulip and hydrangea. thanks for the giveaway!

  165. WonkyM February 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    My favorite flowers are sweet peas and peonies. Love your version of the vest!

  166. Kylie Brailey February 22, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Love the look of this pattern! My favourite flower is yellow roses!

  167. Toni February 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    My favourite flowers are orchids! toni.maree (at) ymail (dot) com

  168. rozy rosly February 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    the vest is so adorable..
    my favourite flowers lare tulips.
    thanks for the chance.

  169. kristin February 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm #


  170. ann at thevelvetaubergine February 23, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    That linen is beautiful — I think it kicks the whole thing up a notch.

  171. chole February 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    adorable! I want tomake these for my boys and line them with some cute patterns that I wouldn’t normally use in clothing. it would be like a little secret between us.

  172. Running WIth Scissors April 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    how did I miss this! How awesome to pattern test for Dana’s patterns! Love your combo with the striped tee underneath!

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