MADE Flip Vest Pattern Review & Giveaway

I have a real treat for you this weekend!

I get to give away THREE Flip Vest patterns from the MADE shop!
Flip Vest? Well, it’s new! Dana’s newest pattern in fact.


I was beyond flattered and excited to help test this pattern. Even in it’s test form, her step by step instructions were superb. You get all the beautiful, helpful pictures you typically get in a MADE post, plus more!


Dana is a great teacher. Don’t know how to sew in ribbing? Never sewn anything lined before? Don’t fret. Dana makes everything clear and doable, to help you get a professional looking finished product.

(A couple days before I sat down to sew these vests, I got my new labels that I won from Project Run and Play. Thanks Jennifer’s Jewels!)

I like sewing patterns that teach me something. If I finish a pattern a better sewist, with a product I feel like I can give as a gift, then I know it’s a good one.


And that’s what you get with the Flip Vest pattern. I learned a couple new ribbed knit tricks and ended up with two vests, one for Natalie and one I plan on giving as a baby gift.

Dana gives you two different arm hole options and closure options (button or velcro).

I chose the second armhole option. It takes a little bit more time to sew but gives a nice, clean professional end look. I am also a sucker for buttons, so of course, I had to go with the button closures.


You can put buttons all the way to the hem if you like. For babies, I like the two button option because it allows for better movement for crawling, climbing bodies and more room for cute little baby bellies that tend to stick out. (If you like Natalie’s little beanie, check out the free pattern here.)
To learn more about how to purchase the Flip Vest pattern, go HERE.

*All fabrics are from Joann. The outer fabrics are flannel and the liners are fleece.

And now for the giveaway!!

THREE winners will get the brand new Flip Vest pattern from Dana’s pattern shop!!
Simply leave a comment!
One comment per person.
Please include your email address either in your comment or in your profile.
Giveaway ends February 18, 2013 at 10 PM MST. 

Good luck!GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered!
**For all of you US residents. Happy President’s Day and enjoy the long weekend!


  1. says

    I love patterns from MADE–I just used the beach robe pattern to make fleece bathrobes for my darlings. Would love to try this new FLIP vest pattern! sorainima at gmail dot com

  2. says

    I'm a big fan of Dana's tutes! And you're right, her attention to detail is so helpful. Your fabric choices just brought this pattern to life for me. Love them, Delia! …also loving Natalie's hat (it's on my "to do" list) :) Thanks for offering such a great 'giveaway'!

  3. says

    When I first saw the title I thought well I'm not a huge fan of vests, but I do love Dana's looks so it's worth reading on. Oh. My. I love this! It's adorable on baby girl too. I think it's the lining and buttons that caught me. Great job on the pattern Dana! And great version Delia :)

  4. says

    I've done very little sewing with ribbing but it definitely makes things look good, so I'd love to learn more! Checking out the MADE blog now, since I hadn't heard of it before! Thanks for the giveaway offer!

  5. says

    I love every pattern of Dana's that I have tried. I'd love to win this pattern before I give in and buy it. I'd also like to get better at finishing armholes and necklines with rib knit. I love the fabrics you chose for your vests. Adorable as always, Delia.

    finallyfinishedcrafts (at)

  6. says

    Love this vest, I'd flip for it! :)
    The model is too stinkin' cute as well. You are very talented and I love following all that you do.

    Sami A.

  7. says

    posting this for a reader:
    Hi Delia: Found you on pininterest and love all your stuff. I so wanted to enter to win your pattern for “flip vest” but I can’t seem to get my name entered on it.
    So I am trying via email. Thought I would try making these vests for baby gifts. They are so adorable . Brings back memories of when I used to sew for my kids.
    Love your style.

  8. says

    Love to try this pattern! It's starting to get a little bit cooler in Australia now so this would be perfect to try or those cooler mornings! Thanks for the chance!

  9. says

    Fun! I was excited to see this on Dana's site the other day, but I love your versions as well!

    AND, love the new site! I had to re-load it, thinking I'd maybe accidentally gone to your review page or something. Love the instagram stream too, so cute. Great update! :)

  10. says

    Please, please pick me! I read all these sewing blogs and enter the contests and I never win! My oldest of 3 girls starts school next year and I was already thinking this would be a perfect thing to sew!

  11. says

    This vest pattern is sooo gorgeous – I'm busting to make one for my boy and it's not even cold yet where I live. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway.

  12. says

    I have been following both your blogs for a couple of years now I finaly have a little girl to sew her all those wonderful clothes. Thanks for all
    Silvia arq.silvia.soares (at)gmail (dot)com

  13. says

    Those are adorable! I always love your pattern tutorials, so I was a little disappointed that this was just a review- but thanks for the giveaway! Your new labels are GORGEOUS!!! And I'm so impressed with the pattern and your sewing skills- those vests look so professional!

  14. says

    I thought Dana's were cute, but you just sold me on the pattern with that plaid! If I don't win it I will definitely be buying it when I'm ready for another sewing project. Thanks for this chance!

    megan (dot) r (dot) whitney (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. says

    I love the fabric choices you made for this vest. You always blow my mind away with your cute fabric and ideas. I love this pattern from Dana and would love to make some for my little munchkins!

  16. says

    What a great piece to help with the transition from winter to spring, though winter is FAR from over. Dang it. Thanks for the generous offer. My 4 year old granddaughter would love it.

  17. says

    This looks so great! I haven't got any little ones of my own to sew for yet, but I've got a few friends who would love one of these, and I would love to sew them!


  18. says

    I haven't tried these patterns yet. This would be a great opportunity. I love the vest! I could make one for my son and for my daughter :) Thanks for the oppotunity to win it :)

  19. says

    I haven't tried these patterns yet. This would be a great opportunity. I could make one for my son and for my daughter. Thanks for the opportunity to win it :)

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