My daughter gives me the shirts that her partner has finished using and I usually make a shirt for her daughter but this time I made something a little different.
The paisley material is from the shirt and the polka dot material is from scraps I had. I used some scraps of left over quilting batting and quilted the paisley fabric before constructing the vest.
I used a pattern that had been used to make an outfit for her mother and her sister when they were little.
When we were recently in Scotland we visited Paisley. You can read about the origin and history of the Paisley pattern here. It is fascinating how patterns come about and how they go out of fashion and then come back into fashion.