Animal Baby Vest - Size Chart + Materials List

 

Size Chart

Size

Prem
00000

NB
0000

0-3
000

3-6
00

6-9
0

9-12
1

Child’s Chest

15 ½”

39.3cm

16”

40.5cm

16 ½”

41.9cm

17 ½”

44.4cm

18”

45.7cm

18 ½”

47cm

Child’s Height

17-19”

43-49cm

19.5-21.5

50-55cm

22- 23.5”

up to 60cm

24-26.5”

60-68cm

27-27.5”

69-72cm

28-30.5”

73-78cm

Child’s Head Circumference

13”
33cm

14”
35.5cm

16.5”
41.9cm

17”
43.2cm

17.5”
44.4cm

18.25”
46.4cm

 

Suggested fabrics

Exterior:  I like to use vintage woolen blankets, but you can use any warm fabric such as wool, wool blends, corduroy or velvet.  Fleece and WindPro are also suitable fabrics.  You could also use quilting cottons for a spring weight vest.
Lining: Cotton, linen, flannel or other soft breathable fabric.

 

Fabric requirements

You will need the amounts listed in the charts below for both lining and exterior fabrics (44 inches/115cm wide). 

If adding a tail, factor in another 1/4 yard or metre.  
It is intended that your choice of ears can be cut from the scraps - however, if making a Bunny, Puppy or Giraffe, you may need to factor in a tiny bit more fabric.

 

Other Supplies & Notions

  • Spool of coordinating thread
  • Large buttons or toggles to fasten (Alternatively, you could use snaps or domes)
  • Cord elastic for fastening loops - optional
  • Interfacing for buttons strips - optional
  • Scraps of iron-on interfacing and stuffing for ears
  • Scraps of felt, suede or leather for claws and “paw pads” of certain animals
  • Scraps of felt or fur for tail detailing for certain animals
  • Pipe cleaners for Giraffe ossicones, Ladybird antennae or antlers
  • Ball of yarn for the mane of Lion, Zebra, Horse, Donkey and Unicorn (You could also use felt strips, fleece, ricrac, ribbon or something similar)
  • Applique paper - optional
  • Stuffing for the tail - optional
  • Metallic thread for Unicorn detailing