Here is a photo of the vest I sewed for my daughter in law, Julie. Thankfully, I had the "class vest" to look at while working on this one. Seeing what to do, plus reading the directions (which I must admit, still don't always make sense) made it much easier.
Having bought materials to also sew vests for the boys, I hope I will have time to complete them before Christmas, too. I have 1 knitted piece to finish, then I can think about sewing vests. :)