Florida temperatures have dropped and baby it's really been cold outside! But our little 40 to 60 degrees during the daytime is "swimming" weather to some of those in the Midwest and the East! Brrrrrrr! I sure wish I could pack up some of our weather and ship it to you!
Seriously though, it is really chilly here in Florida and I had my eye on a really cute project, don't know if it's a trend or not, but I really like the style! Heck, maybe I'll start a trend in my area! Surfing the internet, I saw a few celebrities wearing fur vests and since I've never owned one, thought this was a good time to have one! Here are a few of the inspiration photos that sparked my latest project..
Now to create one of my own, I dug through my pattern stash and had to go way back to the "archive" section (way in the back of my boxes!) to find something I wanted to use. McCalls Vest Pattern 8940 had the perfect selection for me to choose from.
I used View F, the striped in the bottom row. I wanted something super simple because the fabric I selected is going to make the statement for this project! I selected a faux fur that resembles red fox fur and is so pretty, soft and luxurious! I purchased it from Michael Levine's and loved it just as much when it arrived!
But oh...hold on for a moment! Silly Myra forgot what happens when you start cutting fur..it gets all over everything! I had fur flying in places I didn't think it would go, seriously!!! Here's a snapshot of my cutting table after cutting one piece...
...and that was nothing compared to my sewing machine! But I have to say, it was so worth it and I would do it all over again to get the results of this project! My first faux fur vest and it's a success! YEAH!!
The pattern was a very simple one to put together, there were only two pattern pieces. Because it was so simple, I really didn't have to do any alterations to the pattern. Adding a lining was the only change I made to the original pattern. I used a beige colored rayon bemberg from my stash.
Oh there's going to be another version being made in my sewing room soon. I truly am happy with this and can't wait to take this for a test drive soon! I wasn't going anywhere in these shots, I just got all dolled up for you all!
Looks like my sewing mojo is alive and well these days, I sure hope to keep it that way for a while too!
How about you all...does anyone currently own a faux fur vest or real fur vest? Do you like fur vest styles?