Dashing Vest

27 customer reviews

Original price was: $9.00.Current price is: $0.00.

All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The FREE Dashing Vest is great for boys and girls alike! Dress it up or down, your little hipster will love this vest with style! The Dashing Vest comes in sizes 12 months through 14 years and is meant for stretch fabrics.

Dashing Vest Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • V neck
  • Button closure

Sizes: 12M-14 (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology 
  • Large format file that prints on one A0 sheet with layers

Read more about this pattern on our blog:

baby capsule wardrobe


The Dashing Vest pdf instant downloadable pattern contains:

  • The Dashing Vest pdf sewing pattern contains a vest for boys and girls.
  • One page of test inspiration photos
  • Cutting guide
  • Eleven pages of bright and clear photos
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • Large format file that prints on one A0 sheet with layers
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

Fabric Requirements & Size Chart

Line Drawing


Updated file 4/4/16: Changed cutting layout illustration. Bottom band and neck band should not be cut on the fold as the original illustration showed.

27 reviews for Dashing Vest

  1. Rachel R.

    LOVE this pattern for my little guy! He’ll be wearing his for Thanksgiving dinner – the fit is fantastic, and since it’s sized for knits it is nice and comfy. I made mine from a thick interlock, and can’t wait to try one in velour, too! Thanks for an awesome freebie!

  2. Jaslyn (verified owner)

    I made this for my Missy 3 and it’s so comfy! The fit is spot-on and she really enjoys wearing it.
    Instructions are clear as always for Love Notions patterns.
    Will definitely be making more in future. Thanks for making this awesome pattern free!

  3. linestrada (verified owner)

    Another fantastic pattern. Instructions were very detailed as usual. Made for my 8 year old son. Can’t believe its a free pattern. I have similar vest patterns that I actually paid for that are not even close.

  4. megan (verified owner)

    Fantastic Pattern. I love that this one goes right up to the bigger sizes, not just for little children. And it can be used for both girls and boys. Thank you for making this one FREE for us.

  5. Roxy (verified owner)

    Love this pattern! Great fit, easy to sew, easy to adapt.
    I I posted a detailed review and pics on my blog. Thank you for an lovely freebie!

  6. Patty (verified owner)

    I used this to make parts for a costume last year. Thank you for such a wonderful pattern.

  7. Holly (verified owner)

    Great pattern! It was so easy to follow and the vest turned out adorable. My little guy looked so cute and got plenty of compliments.

  8. Melissa (verified owner)

    Great vest pattern! Quick sew and fit my son like charm. Easy to follow instructions and turned out so well! Thank you for this excellent free pattern!

  9. Sarah (verified owner)

    I made this vest for part my son’s dressy holiday outfit when he was 2. I used a slightly shimmery Raschel nylon spandex, to match his sisters’ dresses. It came together quickly and easily, and fit just like I expected. It has continued to be a favorite item in his wardrobe for many months.

  10. ammonlane (verified owner)

    So happy to have a pattern I can use on my boy and my girl! Also so happy to have a knit pattern vest. Is so cute on and fit is great!

  11. Judi (verified owner)

    Cutest little vest for boys and girls! Used it to make a safety vest for part of a costume for my 4YO grandson. He thought it was “cool, nana!” Thumbs up for sure!

  12. ashley (verified owner)

    Easy and so cute! i made matching mustache vest for my boys and they got lots of compliments! 🙂

  13. Kara (verified owner)

    Fabulous little pattern! This was my first Love Notions pattern.
    -layered PDF!! This means I can print ONLY the size I need, which saves ink and simplifies using the pattern
    -Putting the pattern together was a cinch: lay it down; tape it; done.
    -The cut pieces fit together precisely.
    -The pattern was easily completed in less than an hour
    -The vest was true to size. Size 6 fits my 6yo that wears a 6 in store bought clothing.
    -Comfy garment!
    -Free! Dude.

    I didn’t read the actual sewing instructions, so I won’t comment on that part.

    -I honestly can’t think of any.

    Two hearty thumbs up. I’d definitely recommend it. I will be a repeat customer.

  14. Zulma (verified owner)

    This is a cozy vest. It can be used to church or play dates :), once you get the fabric you like it is super easy to put together :)!

  15. angelpal2015 (verified owner)

    Awesome pattern! And it’s free too! Made this for my my nephew and my sil loves it! Great instructions too! Cut and sewn in a couple of hours!

  16. Meizhu (verified owner)

    Such a cute little vest! Absolutely loving it! Great instructions and so easy to put together! Loving the layer features too!

  17. tane8876 (verified owner)

    Absolutely loving this cute little vest! It looks great on little girls too! Quick sew and great instructions! Thanks for making this excellent pattern free!

  18. ilovetosew8 (verified owner)

    Another fantastic pattern by LN! I used wool blanket to recycle into this cute little vest and it really looked very cute on my daughter! Love it!

  19. Trista (verified owner)

    So adorable. Got it for my girls to wear over plain tops. As usual, the instructions are very well written and easy to follow.

  20. JoAnne Stingl (verified owner)

    Can’t wait to see my grandson in his new vest. I love to recycle knit from thrift-store sweaters – this is the perfect pattern for that!

  21. Anna Harper (verified owner)

    This is the cutest pattern for my little man! Love how it can be dressed down or worn to church.

  22. Mic Cas (verified owner)

    Such an adorable make for a little boy. It is a great way to test out a pattern too.

  23. Melissa (verified owner)

    cutest thing ever! and so versatile!

  24. Donna Louch (verified owner)

    Super sweet pattern! Such a classic. I made it in a soft sweater knit. Fast sew and great instructions.

  25. charlotte_blancke (verified owner)

    This was my very first Love Notions pattern. I love this little vest, it’s a quick sew and you don’t need a lot of fabric. I made it in softshell. Great pattern to make as a gift too 🙂

  26. Susan McArthur (verified owner)

    Thank you so much Love Notions for your generosity in offering us free patterns to use and thank you also for your lovely ethos, customer service, and the joy of being part of a group of enthusiastic sewers who are so excited to have clothes that finally fit them, due to your great patternmaking skills.

  27. Luv SODA (verified owner)

    Yes I have bought this pattern. I also love the options. need just the right fabric. I have more makes planned than time LOL I also love the hand holding support group Thanks Love Notions!

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