S2285I have been seeing fur vests everywhere for quite sometime. I decided I needed one so I began to look for some fabric. I spotted this beautiful leopard print fur on Moodfabrics.com and ordered it to make my vest. I like the fact that this fur is low pile.
Having never worked with faux fur worried me a little, but I found lots of tips online. Here is an excellent tutorial. One of the tips was to use a razor blade for cutting out the pieces. I tried doing that, but it just did not work for me. I don't know if I just didn't know how or if it was my impatience--probably the latter. I just got out the scissors and cut it like I do normal fabric. I figured it really didn't matter since those edges would be sewn in a seam anyway. Once I got it all cut out I took the pieces out on my front porch and shook them out really well. There was fur flying everywhere.
I used the same vest pattern and made it out of this lovely fur except that I omitted the collar. I used the same process as on the previous vest. I found that with this longer pile fur, I had to be very careful to keep in to the side as much as possible of my needle when sewing so that I did not end up with a mess in my seam. The lining is a blue polyester.
The jeans I have on in this pic are peacock print skinny jeans from Target that I got off the sale rack. I thought they went well with my peacock-y vest.