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    Posted: 07 Apr 2012 at 10:17pm
Has any one seen a pattern for an Explorer Vest like this one?

I am already thinking a head to ODS's dinosaur birthday party. I am planning on having the boys dig up dinosaurs in the back yard and thought it would be fun to have a vest with pockets and I could put things to help in their exploration in the pockets.
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I have that book, and was going to make the vest, but my mom bought fishing vests from llbean.  It's a cute book with other fun patterns in it, so might be worth buying, but if you are planning to make a bunch of them as party favors could you use this tutorial, leave off the fringe, and add lots of pockets? http://www.danamadeit.com/2008/07/tutorial-and-pattern-frontier-vest.html

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sarah2106 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2012 at 10:18am
Thanks Mary Beth I was hoping you would have a link

I was thinking it would be a fun book to get because they did have fun patterns. There are only going to be 3 boys, so I am trying to decide if I should make or buy something. I found some good inexpensive options that are already made.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nuttygirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2012 at 8:01pm

This looks like a fun tutorial for explorer bags.  She even gives links to find the stuff that she stashed in the bags.  I am going to make these for my kids.  http://chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.com/2011/06/make-this-nature-explorer-bag.html

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What a fun bag! Now to figure out if a bag would be more fun than a vest?

They are boys and I was going to fill the pockets with things - tools for their dinosaur dig. I am going to hid dinosaurs around the yard and give them a map to follow to find the dinosaurs.
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I just came across this pattern It is for an adult but wondering if I just don't enlarge it as much if I could make it work
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Maybe use a mix of the one Mary Beth linked and the one I just did - that way I could get the size but add pockets.

If I could get it together I could make a vest and a bag - now they just need a hat too
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I could just do flat pockets but thinking more three dimensional pockets would be nice. Or take the pockets from the bag (since they pop out a bit) and put them on the vest
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I would for sure do 3 dimensional pockets on the vest if you go with that.  And if you still are deciding between the two and have enough time to make either of them I would go with the one that would end up being the least expensive to make.  If they both take about the same time and are the same cost than I really don't know! 
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The vest would be easier, but the bag would be so fun. I think I could take the idea of the 3 dimensional pockets from the bag and put them on a vest.

I only have to make 3 of each and have 6 weeks to get them all done. I made 6 dresses in about 3 weeks for DD's party so I "could" do it I am sure, just don't know if I am ready to

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Cost too... vest would be less fabric, but the bags would be about 1 yard total so not a crazy amount either
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If I do the bag and vest I might skip the interior pockets and just do the exterior pocketson the bag. If it is a success maybe I will make a bag for my nieces birthday, one for me too
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LOL I love bags so I am probably going to start making some soon and stocking them with the cool stuff.  They would be great birthday presents for ds1's friends and dd's. 

And I think I want to make one for myself too.
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I think I am going to go for it and make both - a vest and the bag. They both might not be quite as fancy, but I think it will be fun Better get to the fabric store and start working before I loose my crafty bug and don't want to finish
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Originally posted by Sarah2106 Sarah2106 wrote:

I think I am going to go for it and make both - a vest and the bag. They both might not be quite as fancy, but I think it will be fun Better get to the fabric store and start working before I loose my crafty bug and don't want to finish
I know how that is.  I have to make some crayon rolls for dd's party this saturday, I want to make her a dress to wear for it too, plus I need to do the cake and some other party favors.  But I used up a lot of my crafty bug last week making her doll and then hand sewing the hem for her easter dress (my mom sewed the rest of it) and I haven't been able to make myself do it yet.  I need to just jump in and start tonight after the kids are in bed I guess!
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How about this cargo pocket tutorial for pockets on the vests? http://chazandginger.blogspot.com/2011/06/3-d-cargo-pocket-tutorial.html You could make them any size you want.
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That is a cool pocket tutorial Mary Beth!  I am going to pin it to use for the boys for shorts in the summer.  I have cotton camo fabric that has been waiting for something . . .
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Mary Beth - Thank you!! Those are going to be perfect and so simple too!! YAY!!
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Originally posted by Sarah2106 Sarah2106 wrote:

I think I am going to go for it and make both - a vest and the bag. They both might not be quite as fancy, but I think it will be fun Better get to the fabric store and start working before I loose my crafty bug and don't want to finish
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Hope you had a productive evening last night. That is quite a to-do list by Saturday
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