Last weekend my husband received a flannel shirt from the Wish App which was supposed to be a men’s 3X. Not surprisingly, it did not fit him and it barely fits me. The reason it became a vest is because my arms did not fit in the sleeves and it doesn’t button over my chest.
I was determined to make this $2 shirt into a wearable garment and got some patches from One Hand Printing and ToothxNail on Etsy. These are some of my favorite shops for patches and their designs are amazing. I also used leftover studs from the Monster Patch Pants.
After removing the sleeves I sewed the collar down on the inside to make a stiff base for my studs so that they would not weigh down the fabric and make it sag.
Next was my favorite part, the patches. For me, the layout is always the most time consuming part of a project because I am so indecisive and took me a couple of hours to settle on. The back patch is actually two patches sewn together. The bottom patch is a solar eclipse from ToothxNail with coffins and flowers by One Hand Printing on top. The coffins is the only patch from One Hand that I used on this but I have many others and they are such great and detailed designs. ToothxNail has a lot of anatomical designs that are kind of creepy but I love it.
The overall assembly of this vest took about three hours to cut, sew and apply studs and I spent $30 on all of the supplies. I am so happy with how this turned out. Comment to let me know what you think.
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