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Sewing A Fake Fur Vest

Added Jan 26, 2012

by Justine of S...

Ventura County, ...






I used the pattern Simplicity 2121 for this vest. This was a pattern from the simplicity "It’s so Easy " line that is available at Wal Mart for two dollars a pattern. The designs are simple, fashionable, and perfect for beginners. I didn’t buy enough fur so I hemmed the bottom and armholes instead of self binding them with fur like I did at the neckline.
I really loved the quality of this fake fur. Sadly I only bought 3/4 of a yard, thinking it would be plenty for a vest. I often buy my fabric first, and then find a pattern, which often backfires on me. After cutting the vest pattern and fur I realized I didn’t have enough. When I returned to the store to buy more, the fur was sold out and no other stores had any. I was short only about 6 inches for the band needed at the bottom!
“SewCountryChick”// http://www.sewcountrychick.com/2012/01/simplicity-2121-working-with-fake-fur.html/


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    Jan 31, 2012, 04.58 AMby carolynberni

    It turned out well. I am in the same predicament as I also bought the fabric before I found the right pattern and am short on fabric. I really hope mine turns out as well as yours. Good job.

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    Jan 26, 2012, 04.41 PMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    @ Libby. That’s my daughter and thanks! I bought the fur in the garment district of LA for 30 US doll ars a yard

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    Jan 26, 2012, 08.56 AMby libbysharf

    You look like a model! love it even without the missing piece :-) Was the fake fur expensive? here you can get it for about 100$/meter… :-( no less

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    Jan 26, 2012, 01.15 AMby wardrobe-cat

    Well done! Go you for your adapation skills ;) Looks lovely and warm.

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