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Christmas Cicero Vests

The Cicero vest from Sofilantjes* is becoming more and more a favorite vest of mine. It is great for thicker fabrics during winter and I love the colour blocking or just the simple version. Until now I just sewed the colour blocked version of the Cicero.

For these Christmas Cicero vests I used the simple version of the vests, because these Christmas fabrics do not need anything else right? These Christmas fabrics are knit, so too thin during winter. However, these fabrics are not really suitable for summer so I added a lining of white alpenfleece (polar fleece) to add to the Christmas feeling. For my previous Cicero I sized up two sizes because of the thick teddy on the inside. I think that wasn’t really necessary so this time I just sized up one size for both vests. Hopefully they can still wear it next year.

I basically sewed two vests, one in Christmas fabric and one in white alpenfleece and added them together. I attached the collar and waistband and just left the zipper until the end. I left a hole at one side of the zipper to be able to turn it to the right side. At the end I topstitched the zipper to close the hole.

Both girls are very happy with their vests and are wearing them today during Christmas.

Fabric: Red Christmas fabric and Green Christmas fabric from by Lisan bought at Driessenstoffen. The white polar fleece comes from unistoffen.
Pattern: Cicero vest (Nederlands patroon) from Sofilantjes
Sizing: 12M – 14Y
Options: short or long sleeve, colour block options or not, hood or collar.
Difficulty: (advanced) beginner

Items in 2022: 41
# Fabric this post: 0 in – 3 out (Total fabric in 2022: bought 47 new fabric – used 68 fabric – 17 scrap pieces – 1 gifted fabric) – in total 47 in 68 out and 17 scraps
# Patterns in 2022: 13 in – 3 out

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