In the spirit of pursuing my 25 before 25 goal of making more clothes, I made myself a faux fur vest this weekend. Using half a yard of faux fur from the Jo-Ann remnant rack and about a half hour, I threw this cute thing together.
1/2 yd. faux fur
1/4 yd. fusible interfacing
t-shirt that’s a size or two too big
Trace the outline of a t-shirt onto some tissue paper and cut it out. Follow the directions/photos in my Pawnee Goddess Costume post for more detail.
Trace your vest pattern on to the back of your faux fur material. Cut the pattern piece in half and trace each half also onto the back of the material. Fair warning: faux fur yields an obscene mess.
After cleaning up the carnage with a vacuum, sew along both sides and shoulders of the vest, being careful to keep the pieces lined up straight.
Warm up your iron. Cut your fusible interfacing into small pieces. Fold them in half and place them along the front opening of the vest, as shown. Overlay the clean rag on the vest, and secure the interfacing with your iron.
And you’re done! While I did no finishing on the neck opening, hem, or armpit holes, and I didn’t make a liner, the fluffiness of the faux fur makes these details near invisible (in my opinion). Check out my maximum awkward fashion-blogger-esque pics taken by the husband.