Yellow corduroy vest and pants

Yellow corduroy vest and pantsI’ve seen so many wonderful projects made with vintage patterns on the net, and finally I had my first one to try! The pattern was bought via etsy, it’s a 1972 McCalls pattern for high-neck shirt, vest, and pants. I made the vest and pants for Sidra.

The fabric is yellow corduroy and the lining is dark purple polyester fabric. It turned out that I didn’t really like the lining fabric, it moved a lot and doesn’t stay in shape. Next time I will be using cotton or silk for the lining.

I didn’t make many changes to the pattern, only adding a pair of slanted pockets to the pants and shortening the legs a bit. The pattern came with instruction sheets which I tried to follow. The back waistband has elastic in it while the front waistband is flat. They were supposed to be sewed after the sides have been stitched together and the back pants pieces are clipped on the waistband area. This part was a bit difficult and I couldn’t do it neatly.

Sidra was really excited when he saw the vest and pants. He said that they looked like fighting costume set. Huh? Yeah… umm, I guess they kinda looked like Dragon Ball‘s clothes (-_-;). He’s a big fan of Dragon Ball, and can spend hours reading the manga, that was why he was really happy with the vest and pants.

Anyway, the most important thing is that he likes them (^_^).

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Yellow corduroy vest and pants Yellow corduroy vest and pants

Yellow corduroy vest and pants Yellow corduroy vest and pants

Now for the Dragon Ball moves!

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Vest and pants pattern is 1972 McCalls 3120 size 6.

  • Marilyn

    Hello Novita!
    What a great outfit and Sidra is a super adorable model!!

  • carina

    OHH I loved that color and it looked really good on your son,i really liked his hair too!!!

  • http://www.inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com Mortira

    Those turned out really cute! I love the vest, and the yellow goes with it so well.

  • http://blog.nataliarico.es/ NATALIA

    Guau!!
    Very elegant ;D

  • http://sewinlove.com.au/ Rin

    Hehe this is so retro and awesome. Kind of reminds me of Bruce Lee’s yellow tracksuit as well :)

    BTW, I linked to your red top you made from Stylish Dress Book pattern, because I am giving away a copy of the book on my blog.

  • Patti

    Really nice. I love the colors and the suspenders.

  • http://verityclothing.wordpress.com verityclothing

    Aww, this is too cute!

  • http://www.chubbyhobby.com/ Jo

    OMG it does look like a dragon ball outfit!! nicely done tho!

    talking about kids clothes, have u ever thought of enlarging a kid’s pattern and make it into adult clothes??~ :P this thought just came up when i was browsing a very nice kids clothes pattern book :P i want to make them for myself!!! I really wonder if that will work~

    • verypurpleperson

      Enlarging a kid’s pattern to adult size is difficult because a child’s body proportion is different than adult’s. What I often do is taking the design elements from kid’s clothes and applying it to my own pattern :)

  • http://tragicbeautiful.com/ Throckmorton Jones

    Love this set! He looks so cute in it! Doesn;t hurt any that I love corduroy too… lol.

  • http://Charlotteauzou.wordpress.com Charlotte / l’Atelier

    He looks like a Bee Gees ! So cute !

    • verypurpleperson

      Now that you said it, I started to see it as a Bee Gees suit! :D

  • http://magdamagdadesignstudio.blogspot.com magdamagda

    he’s so cute and you are really spoiling him hehehe! lovely:)

  • http://www.missdandy77.blogspot.com Miss Dandy

    That is the cutest and coolest little boy’s outfit ever! I love it!

  • http://cant-ride-a-bike.tumblr.com Magenta

    Oh, I love it! And also, I’m a big fan of Sidra, he’s so cute! :)

  • http://lizajanesews.blogspot.com lizajane

    I love the suspenders!

  • http://www.mukweto.blogspot.com jacqueline mukweto

    He is a great model! I love your style

  • http://www.umatji.blogspot.com umatji

    I love the moves almost as much as the outfit, wait, no, I love the moves more! The combination is fabulous!

    • verypurpleperson

      He couldn’t stop moving when I took the pictures, I guess he’s really into his Dragon Ball’s ‘role’! :D

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