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Yellow corduroy vest and pants

Added Oct 11, 2010

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






My first vintage pattern! It’s a 1972 McCalls pattern for high-neck shirt, vest, and pants. I made the vest and pants for my son.

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.

My son 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 (^_^).

also blogged here

Material Notes

corduroy, polyester (lining)




Garment Type

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    Oct 12, 2010, 09.28 PMby katesomerset

    You have the best dressed family! This outfit is outstanding.

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    Oct 12, 2010, 06.02 PMby mynameisdavid

    I want that vest! lol great job :)

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      Oct 12, 2010, 11.55 PMby verypurpleperson

      You should make one too, David! My son really likes the vest and has been wearing it to school :D

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    Oct 12, 2010, 02.24 PMby Peter Lappin

    Adorable! I love corduroy.

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      Oct 12, 2010, 11.51 PMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you, Peter! I love your cranberry corduroy pants too!

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    Oct 12, 2010, 09.40 AMby holasoylulu

    wonderful choice of pattern / fabric and colours!

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    Oct 12, 2010, 02.20 AMby cantare

    These look so great! And he is such a great little model!

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      Oct 12, 2010, 11.49 PMby verypurpleperson

      Actually he could only stay still for about two seconds, so I had to be quick :)

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    Oct 12, 2010, 12.18 AMby kristensaurus

    oh dear, he is styling! I love it- coolest kid ever! Great job, and I love the color, very authentic.

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