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Picture of Fabulous Faux Fur Vest $$On The Cheap$$
There is just something about wearing fur that makes an outfit instantly glamorous. And if you don’t believe me, check the winter 2012/2013 tend reports. This piece can add just the right amount of glitz to a casual t-shirt and jeans look or keep your evening ensemble classy with a furry accent. If you have real fur to reuse or want a faux fur vest without breaking the bank this post is for you!

Now I made this particular vest for my 1 year old daughter, but it can easily be replicated for an adult.
My inspiration for this post was an outfit for sale at Macy's with a cute little baby size fur vest for over $50, which is insane considering this vest cost less than $5 and took less than an hour to make!
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Materials Needed:

Faux Fur (any color) or real fur of choice
Lining fabric (any material)
parchment paper
Scissors
sewing machine or needle and thread

For a child size vest I used less than a quarter a yard of fur and lining fabrics, so this vest cost me less than $5!
I would guesstimate 1/2 to 3/4 yard for an adult vest.

Step 2: Pattern

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To make your pattern you can trace a vest you already own or (as I did) hold parchment paper up to model and trace a pattern. You need one back piece, one right side and one left side front piece (I made one left-side and turned it upside-down to make the right-side). Make the vest as long or short as you like!
***I always pin the pattern together and try it on before cutting any fabric***
Use your pattern to cut out your faux fur pieces, when cutting make sure to leave a ¼ - ½ inch for seam allowance.
Totally cute! I just love that little white one :D
mygibzone2 years ago
That is SUPER cute!