One of the things I love about PDF designers is that many of them are not afraid to go back and revamp some of their previously released patterns, and add to them and generally just make them better.
Lydia has been planning for sometime to revamp one of her first patterns the Peekaboo pocket vest, and boy am I glad she did. Not because the pattern was awful (I bought the original and made it just fine), but because she felt she had grown as a designer and that it could be improved upon, I applaud her for that. So today I bring you the new and improved Peekaboo Pocket Mix and Match Outerwear pattern.
Of course Lydia never does things by halves so now the pattern is massively expanded (including sizes) giving you all the options in one great pattern, this is becoming quite the theme with Little Kiwis patterns but you won’t find me complaining. As you know from my previous tests for Little Kiwis, taping the pattern pieces is a dream (there is a print guide for all the options too) and the tutorial is easy to follow for a confident beginner. The Little Kiwis Facebook Group is always there to lend a hand if you need it too.
Here are your options – heck there are even options within your pocket options! -individual pockets or a reach through pocket.
Vest – snap or zip, hoodie or collar, peekaboo or kangaroo pocket
Jacket – snap or zip, hoodie or collar, peekaboo or kangaroo pocket
Sweatshirt/Pullover – snap or zip, hoodie or collar, peekaboo or kangaroo pocket
All in sizes Newborn through 12 years!
The Captain was my first model for this one, one is cut out for the Princess, however Chickenpox and tummy bugs have gotten in my way. He is a sucker for a hood and in spite of the weather this has become his go to hoodie. Great to have a pattern for him that offers so much variety, boys often miss out in that area.
A deceptively quick sew from fleece and ribbing, I chose the peekaboo reach through pocket because I knew the Captain would love it and sure enough it was the first thing he noticed after trying it on :D.
I love the way the lined hood crosses over and envelopes him, it also sits so nicely when down, and the ribbing on the bottom makes it snug ensuring no chills up the spine when sitting.
This will become a staple in our house, and with so many options it could be a while before I make the same version though the Princess has asked for one like the Captain.
The pattern is on sale for the first 24 hours at $8 here – if you bought the original peekaboo pocket vest pattern expect an email from Lydia offering you the new version.