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Faux Fur Vest

As the Holidays progressed, my craft room got messier and messier.  Stuff piled everywhere and nothing in its place.  Yes, much of the mess was mine, but my kids come it here and trash it as well.  What, don’t know where to put something?  Just stick it in Mom’s office.  That is the theme around here.  (Of course, I stick my fair share of stuff in my hubby’s office too.)
I have been slowly cleaning and organizing over the last few days and am finding all sorts of goodies along the way.  Like this Faux Fur Vest, I had cut out the fabric for this pattern before Thanksgiving and it was just sitting on my desk covered up by a pile of miscellaneous junk.  
faux fur vest pattern

When I found the fabric, I was inspired to finish it up right way since the hard part was already done.  (I despise cutting the pattern pieces out of fabric!)

The faux fur was so slippery it was probably a good thing I waited, because I was able to use the new Even Feed/Walking Foot I gifted to myself for Christmas.  I am certain it made sewing on this slippery fabric easier.  The fax fur sheds like crazy where you cut it and is still flying everywhere.  I had to stop and vacuum twice!  (I swear, I just saw a little piece floating by as I am typing and every time I come in here the tip of my nose still itches.)

The vest pattern is Simplicity 6019, I got it during one of the $.99 pattern sales and the fabric came from Joann’s.  As for a pattern review, this pattern is super easy and it came out cute, cute, cute.  So, yes, I reccommend it.

Sewing the vest did not take long at all and I even put together a little matching Quilted Muff.  The muff is a little too wide IMO, so I am going to take it apart and shorten it about 2 inches.  I took pictures and will get a tutorial up for the muff in the next few days.

faux fur vest pattern

Can you see where she gave herself a haircut?  She told me she wanted her bangs shorter.  The clips are holding back the weirdest parts.  I  haven’t done much to it yet other than hold my scissors vertically and try to blend the different lengths of the bangs.  I didn’t do a very good job either, but it will have to do for now.

We had a good time taking these pictures today.  What am I going to do when she goes off to school? (sniff, sniff.)

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17 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for linking up to my Manic Monday link party…it was a huge success! Make sure you check back tomorrow when I feature the top 3 posts. I’ll be hosting another Manic Monday linky party this week- the theme is LOVE. 🙂

  2. Love the faux fur vest. Great job! Your daughter actually looks like a 40's model with her short hair cut and rosie red lips. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday!!

  3. So cute. Also a new follower. My daughter just did the same thing to her hair. A little shorter on the bangs (that she was growing out) and she even did the sides!

  4. What a fun and cute outfit! Your little girl is so adorable! I commend you for sewing fake fur! What a messy nightmare it is, I have a nightmare of a vest I have in myUFO pile. I think I will take it outside to finish it.

  5. Lovely little vest! I love sewing with fur – but the fluff hangs around for days and drives me nuts!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  6. The vest is adorable (but not as much as your "model"- what a cutie pie!)

    Love the outfit right down to the polka dot tights!

    How sweet 🙂

    Visiting from Craft-O-Maniac MONDAY link PARTY and thanks for sharing:D
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

  7. It's so sweet! I like that you made a matching muff.

  8. Ooh that is so cute and adorable

    And you've reminded me I have a load of faux fur fabric that I was given last year that I have meaning to make in to gilet like that for me… in a bigger size of course! (Wish my fabric was pink too!)