My son loves all things pirates. Doesn't matter what pirate he loves them all. His favorites are Jack Sparrow and Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates (Disney). There is tons of girl dress up clothing out there but not a lot of boy stuff. So I decided to make Jack a Jake costume that he can wear when he is pretending to be a pirate. I didn't have a pattern I just made it up but I was pretty easy.
First I took a white collared shirt that had a few stains on it. I cut off the sleeves in a zig zag and I cut off the collar. Then I cut the button strip off the front of the shirt. I sewed up the the middle of the shirt about 2/3 from the bottom with the right sides together. I also stitched the open edges down to even it out. Then I cut holes in the top open section and threaded some leather stripping.
For the vest you will need:
3/4 yard navy blue felt
1 package of yellow quilt binding
4 yellow buttons
Step 1: Begin by tracing a t-shirt creating a pattern. You will only need the front and back, no sleeves. Then I used my white shirt collar to create a collar pattern. Next you will need to make 2 triangles for the front part of the collar. Pin all your pattern pieces to the felt and cut out your pattern.
***For the back you need to cut on the fold. For the front you need to cut two pieces. For the collar and triangles cut 2 of each piece. I also cut under wonder for each piece, to give it the stiffness.
Next attach the under wonder to 1 of each of the triangles and collar piece. Then you will attach the other fabric pieces creating a stiff collar and triangles.
Now you will attach the under wonder to one of each triangle and the collar piece. Then attach the other triangles and collar piece. This will make the pieces stiff. Don't worry about the raw edges, they will be covered by the binding.
Step 2: Attach the shoulders of the front and back right sides together.Step 3: Attaching the collar
Now you will attach the collar to the vest right sides together.
Press the collar up and lay the vest down with the front facing up. This gets tricky...Attach the triangles to the front of the vest and the collar.
Step 4: Attaching the binding.
Now you need to pin the binding all around the vest. You will need to do it in pieces and several times you will need to finish off the binding to make a nice edge. If you need directions on this see here.
Sew it down to the vest and add your buttons.
DONE! Add some basic blue pants and a red scraf...Arrrhhh.