I am SO HAPPY with how adorable this vest came out! This was my sister Nori's idea and I'm so glad I used her idea.
Isn't it adorable!!?!! Alice loves it, too.
Let me show you how I made it. It was surprisingly easy to make.
First, I grabbed a shirt of Alice's and used it to trace the pattern on to a large sheet of paper. I omitted the sleeves for the vest. I traced two patterns one for the front and one for the back.
Then, I VERY CAREFULLY (this would be the trickiest part of the project) and SLOWLY cut strips of the printed Duck Brand® Tape and placed them vertically over the traced pattern on the paper. The first strip I flipped the top and bottom edges over and adhered it to the paper. Then I continued to cut strips long enough to lay over the patter and carefully layered them over the strip before. I only layered them over each other by a 1/4 of an inch. I did this until I covered the whole traced pattern. Then I repeated this process with another pattern of the Duck Brand® Tape, except this time I put sticky side to sticky side and placed the strips horizontally.
I did this for both traced patterns. Once both sides of the Duck Tape fabric is made I used the traced pattern I thought was closest to the correct size and cut it out. Then I used that cut out as a stencil to cut out the other half of the vest pattern.
I then placed the cut out paper pattern over the Duck Tape fabric and cut it to form each piece of the pattern.
Then I placed the two pieces together and used a hole punch to punch holes in to the sides and tops where the shoulders would be. I used white yarn and tied both sides together. After the pieces were together I then cut the front piece straight down the center and cut out a v neckline at the top.
SO EASY!! Honestly, it is!
Now, because we used two different patters, your new holiday vest is reversible!!! Which you know anything that has two looks in one is just too cool!!
We have the Duck Brand® Tape Seasonal Sweets side of the vest!
Then you just flip the vest inside out and TADA!!! You have the super adorable Duck Brand® Tape Penguin side!!
SO ADORABLE!!! I can't wait to make more!!
Besides the super cute penguin pattern and the pretty seasonal sweets pattern, Duck Brand® holiday prints also come in Snowman, Holiday Bows and many seasonal colors.
What creative, fun projects have you made or would like to make using the wonderful holiday patterns from Duck Brand®?