Halloween Kid’s Fleece Vest – tummies and tails

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Adding a tummy and tail is a great way to turn the basic Halloween Dress Up Kid’s Fleece Vest pattern into a cute animal costume. This modification is designed to coordinate with the Halloween hat packs 1, 2 and 3. I love this cute dress up vest that matches a fleece hat! Looks like an easy to sew costume too! Love this easy DIY idea.First, you will need the base vest pattern, available HERE.

For this project you will need:

1/2 yard of contrast fleece for tummy and tail small amount of fiber fill batting

Plus materials for the basic vest

Sewing Essentials (scissors, pins, etc.)

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Download the Pattern Below:


You can get a free copy of Adobe reader here. By downloading  you are agreeing to pattern terms of use. Click the picture of the pattern envelope to download the .pdf !

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Step 1 – Cut out pieces, begin to sew

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”11080″ img_size=”full” alignment=””][vc_column_text]Note: the white represents the right side of the fabric and the brown is the wrong side of the fabric. All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. A walking or even feed foot can be useful for sewing over bulky seams.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]You will need to assemble the pattern.  For instructions on how to assemble the pattern click here. Cut two mirror images of the tummy panel. With wrong side of tummy panel facing right side of front, pin the panel in place 1″ away from the front center edge. Place it so that there is equal amounts of space below and above the tummy piece and that both sides match. Stitch around all the edges with a straight stitch or zigzag. Continue assembling the vest according to the general instructions HERE.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Fluffy Tail Tutorial:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”11065″ img_size=”full” alignment=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Cut 1 tail piece. Sew around the outside of the circle with a long basting stitch. Pull the thread tails so that a round shape is formed. Stuff the tail with a handful of fibre batting and tie the thread tails to close up the opening. Hand sew the tail to the back of the vest.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Short and Long Tail Tutorial:

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11066″ img_size=”full” alignment=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11067″ img_size=”full” alignment=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Cut 2 (mirror images) of the tail. Sew the curved edges, right sides together. Turn right sides out and stuff with fibre batting. Tuck in the raw edge and hand sew the tail to the back of the vest.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Don’t forget to download the pattern for the coordinating hat here. Pattern was drafted by GraciousThreads.ca[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”11022″ img_size=”full” alignment=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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