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School Days: Removeable vest as a standalone light jacket?

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    Kate @matuhart

    Has anyone ever used the removeable lining vest (with or without sleeves) as a standalone light jacket on late spring/early fall days? Am about to make an upcycled school days jacket using my husband’s old wool coat for my 8 month old and am mindful of getting the most wear out of it for the work I put into it! We live in the Netherlands, which equals windy and rainy weather nearly year round, and rather mild summers so if I can make the insertable vest (with sleeves) so it is wearable even on cool summer days, I’d consider it a big win!


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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    I haven’t done it, but I have often wondered about just this.
    The only thing you’d need to consider is whether you want it to close when worn on its own.
    I’m not sure, from memory, if the front edges of the vest actually meet at centre front. If not, you might need to add some to the centre front and then maybe add a zipper and zip guard?

    Kate @matuhart

    Lightning McStitch, thank you for pointing that out about the vest not closing. I went back to the instructions and looked at the pictures. You’re right. I’ll think about this some more.

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