One of my favorite pieces to make for my boys is William's vest. Even my oldest son loves his! He recently outgrew tween sizes though (like, just barely) so I'm realizing that he's going to need a men's version now. Oops, time for an upsize version? Anyway, what I love about Williams is that all the edges and seams are fully enclosed and topstitched. It has a very professional finish.
We have had a few customers request a video showing how the armholes are done, because it may seem tricky at first. Some have suggested constructing the vest differently so the armholes aren't left for the last. But I really think we can get the best finish from doing the armholes last, and really it's not difficult at all if you see it done first.
So that's what we have for you today! Kick back and relax while I show you how it's done:
See, not bad at all, right? Creating and pinning the folds like that may be a new skill to learn, but it is a good one to have under your belt and will become easy for you in no time at all.
I hope this helps! If you have questions about this topic or any others that are sewing or CKC related, feel free to ask in our patterns group on Facebook! And if you sew for boys, we would love for you to join us in our CKC BOYS group too!
Let's Create! ~ Kristen