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Dapper Dan Vest

By: Heidi from Elegance and Elephants
Dapper Dan Vest
Dapper Dan Vest

Formal attire is expensive, especially for kids who are constantly growing out of their clothes. With this Dapper Dan Vest tutorial, you can learn how to make a vest that will give your little man all of the classiness with none of the cost. DIY clothes like this vest are a great way to save a few bucks without sacrificing style and cuteness. This adorable vintage DIY vest is perfect for weddings, church, or any other formal occasions. You can alter this pattern and make a vest for an adult too.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

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When my son got married they wanted a certain color of Dark Teal for the ring bearer,beat man and ushers that we could not find anywhere so I made all the vests and bowties. The sizes ranged from a large in boys to an extra large in men's. That was something special to see my sons face when they were all done because they go the perfect that they wanted. It is nice sometimes to be able to do these things and sometimes if it is not available you have to make it yourself or hire it out which is very costly. This is a good tutorial and everyone can do it but vest do take some time a patience but the finished product is so rewarding. I would use a store bought pattern if you are beginning but use this tutorial as your guide because it is easier to understand. Happy sewing.


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