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. 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
Download the Pattern Below:
Step 1 – Cut out pieces, begin to sew
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.
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.
Fluffy Tail Tutorial:
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.