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Monday, 22 June 2015

I Made It Monday - Faux Fur Vest


Wow, this Monday has come around fast!!


Vest: Made By Me / Jeans: Refashioned by Me; Gap / Top: Long Tall Sally
Earrings: Made By Me

Booties: BCBG (old) / Jeans: Refashioned by Me / Top: Country Road
Vest: Made By Me / Earrings: Made By Me / Sunglasses: Kenneth Cole

Photos c/o my wonderful Husband
Who secretly thinks the vest makes me look like a caveman but is too nice to say so.


I love fur vests on other people, I just wasn't sure about the look on me.  So rather than investing a lot of money in something I wasn't sure about, I decided to make one.

Let me start of by saying the fact that this stuff is called "fun fur" suggests the manufacturer had a wicked sense of humour.  It was not fun to sew with.  It was messy and fluffy and stiff and messy... oh and did I mention the mess?! 

To make a pattern I simply traced around an existing vest.  I added pockets to my vest, because I love pockets in everything!  It is fully lined and after scouring the internet I came across this really helpful tutorial for construction.

I am happy with the end result.  I like wearing it with a belt to give some waist definition and it keeps me warmer than wearing it open. 

Despite the massive amount of mess - this stuff flies everywhere while cutting & sewing! - it was a quick and fairly simple project which only cost me $23 as I already had the lining.


Have you sewn with faux fur?

13 comments:

  1. Super cute! The vest looks great belted! Nice job!

    www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thanks so much Ruth!! I prefer it belted too! X Allison

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  2. Wow, you are so very clever! I so wish I could sew. It looks fab and for $23 a real bargain. I haven't thought of wearing mine belted. I will give it a try. Found you over @Flat Bum Mum.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading & taking the time to comment Sarah! Anyone can sew, it just takes a little practice (and a sewing machine is helpful!) however I don't suggest you start with "fun fur"... it's not fun!!

      X Allison

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  3. Oh my gosh that looks amazing! Great work!! I love that you made something for such a great price before committing to buy it. Ps- I wouldn't bother buying one now as that vest is incredible! Love it with the belt. Bron x

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    1. Thanks Bron! I'm happy with it, plus I added pockets which most don't have. You can never have too many pockets!!! X Allison

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  4. You did an amazing job! Love this! Funny about the fur not being fun to work with. I can only imagine! You look fab in this look by the way.

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! Seriously, I will not sew with it again!!! My sewing room resembled road kill! x Allison

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  5. I love this belted vest on you! And pockets! You now don't need to buy one, your self sewn one is so much better!

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    1. Why is it that pockets make everything better??! x Allison

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  6. Sooooo gorgeous! That vest is amazing. I love it with the belt on you. x

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  7. I can imagine how tough it is to cut the fabric without the fur going everywhere. You did a great job!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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