This project has been on my to do list since forever! I actually purchased fabric for this in 2013 and butchered the faux fur so bad, that I couldn't even salvage the vest. The dang lining of the vest confused the crap out of the 2013 Candice, but see the 2015 Candice handled the lining like a champ lol! And by champ, I mean that I lined it my way but hey that's the beauty in sewing, right? That there is more than one way to get it done!
I've been seeing these faux fur vest everywhere, and knew that I had to finally try this pattern again. I fell in love with this DKNY faux fur vest; however, I was so not feeling that 239.59 price tag! No ma'am! Don't they know people have to save their coins for fabric and shoes lol!
|Inspiration piece: DKNY 239.59|
I purchased this faux fur from fabric.com, and as I soon as it came in -I got to work! That's how excited I was, y'all lol! I cut a 14 because somehow I had the smaller range of the pattern, not sure how that happened, perhaps wishful thinking lol! Anyway, I had to make it work seeing that this pattern is now OPP(out of print). I had to add about a 1" to the side seams, and this worked great, since there was so much ease built into this pattern. This was one time that I was so thankful for that ease, whew!
|My hubby was totally throwing shade at my MJ (Michael Jackson)|
I also left off the collar, as I wanted this to be as close to my inspiration piece as possible. I didn't find sewing faux fur to be difficult, just messy. I used a denim needle and a longer stitch length, and I am proud to say that my machine handled the faux fur like a champ(I sew on a brother CS6000i)! This vest came really together quickly; I think it took all of three hours and that's including the cutting out the fabric. I think the thing that took the longest was that I ended up having to hand stitch the lining on the side seams to close them.
|Inside shot: The lining..|
I am really pleased with this faux fur vest and midi skirt. I know that this will get plenty of wear this season. I hope you all are having a great start to 2015! I hope to get a head start tomorrow on B5526, but we will see how it goes...
~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!