Now, let me show you just what I’ve done with this pattern and some of the things you can do with it! First up, is using it to re-size a men’s v-neck to a boy’s v-neck! I’ve got a tutorial on this here.
And, as you will see, this is a complete trend for me of upcycling men’s clothing to boy’s clothing…It’s usually cheap and fast! And I feel productive and resourceful! Ha! I turned a men’s henley into a boy size henley for my son Cai!
I added a hood and hoodie pocket, as well, and created some cute matching baggies shorts, which there is a free pattern and tutorial for on DBS, if you are interested! It also is a great pattern block for downsizing a men’s sweater with a normal crew cut neckline to a boy sweater if you continue in my upcycling mood trend!
The above sweater used the Vintage V-neck sleeves and body block, matching up the shoulders and the neckline! If you aren’t sure how to do this, you can see this tutorial! And lastly, which most likely WILL NOT be the true last use of this pattern, is you can use it to make a cowboy vest! Ha!
And photographing it! Let’s be honest!
I really think this has been a great pattern for me to have in my pattern stash. Obviously, I’ve used it a ton and you can use it to make a variety of items, long sleeved and short sleeved, vests, upcycling v-necks, crew necks, or men’s henley’s, adding pockets or not, and Cai loves the comfort of knit! I love that I can whip these shirts out in under an hour, too! So, here is the Vintage V-neck 5 ways!
I’m sure to be using it again this summer! I hope you enjoyed this little review and find yourself enjoying it, too! Thanks so much, Caila, for having me today! I enjoyed seeing just how many times I can use one pattern! And thanks Melissa of Melly Sews for giving me this pattern! Head on over to Designs By Sessa to say HI! to me! I love making new friends!