Second verse, same as the first!

A little bit louder and a little bit worse!

I’m about 95% sure I’ve used that as a post title before.

Yet it works, so very, very well.

Tyo’s fishing vest is finished. I was able to avoid some of my mistakes from the first time around, and instead make a whole new crop. I’d say overall, I did not improve significantly. Although I think all the practice with cargo pockets has helped some in that department. And some of the mistakes were the ones I have to make in order to learn why X shortcut was a bad idea. Yes, I tend to have to learn things the hard way. Especially with sewing.

Whaddaya lookin’ at?

The details are all the same as this post, the only difference being I had snaps and D-rings this time, so there are two snaps and a D-ring at the nape of the neck, which is apparently a handy place to hang your little fishing net from. To fit Syo I graded the basic vest pieces up, increasing width by about 4 cm around and length by about 1 cm. I interfaced all the vest body, instead of just the back yoke, this time, which will hopefully add to the vest’s sturdiness (it’s a very lightweight denim), but necessitated some extra pocket linings that I forgot to incorporate properly and had to engineer into place rather late in the construction process. Oops.

Back view

Here’s the only shot you can see the D-ring at the back of the neck.

My girl.

Here’s some random poses.

This one was supposed to show the pockets better.

I’m really far too bored by this whole project to go into the annoying details. If you have something specific you’re dying to know, feel free to ask in the comments and I promise I’ll answer.

And now, on to bigger, better things! (and a fly fishing rod case. Ulp.)



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11 responses to “Second verse, same as the first!

  1. She poses just like you! 🙂

  2. I was just thinking what a great poser she is!

  3. is there an end to what you can make?? somehow i don’t think soooo…. awesome awesome job!!

  4. Bri

    She really is a doll in these photos, lovely poses! Her vest looks awesome, despite your troubles!

  5. I think the vest is awesome, and so is your daughter. 🙂

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  7. You have made a LOT of pockets lately! I’m impressed.
    Your girl is so cute, and such a camera ham! 😀 Nice job on the second vest. I hope both of your kids use the snot out of them.

  8. Amy

    Good luck with the rod socks. I’ve made a few for my dad according to his specifications. It was an interesting puzzle to figure out since he wanted the pocket to hold his reel to be a different height than the pockets to hold the rod. In the end, I think I made four of them… I like fun, easy projects that really make others happy.

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