I had the opportunity to test the Schoolboy Vest pattern from Sew Much Ado. It is a fully lined vest with real or faux welt pockets and back ties.
I made one for the big kid in a black wide-wale corduroy with a yellow satin for the lining.
I was really impressed with how the pattern came together. I don't think I could have figured out myself how to line the vest without having to finish the armholes separately later. It is a very polished looking vest. I did the faux welt pockets, but definitely could have done the real welt pockets - the instructions were very detailed and clear.
For the back ties, I found that my wide-wale corduroy was too thick to fit through the buckle so if you are using a thicker fabric you may want to just leave the ties off.
Despite the color choice the big kid isn't really a fan of the vest - he's just not into that style. He also doesn't really like buttons, so if I made him another one I would use snaps instead of buttons. I would definitely recommend the pattern though if your kids have occasion to wear more formal clothes or just like to wear vests. If I need formal wear for either of the boys, I would definitely use this pattern again.