Jungle January Faux Fur Vest

For the last few months, I´ve been guest blogging at Sew It Up, a Belgian sewing community, aimed at the Dutch speaking sewists among us. Each month they have a theme around which to sew and this month the theme was ´Baby, it´s cold outside´. That theme together with #JungleJanuary going around just screamed FAUX FUR to me 🙂

I had some faux fur in my stash which I´ve wanted to sew up for a while but never really had a good enough reason to. I was mostly hesitant because I didn´t want our shared office to look like a Yeti exploded. But I did some research and I´m happy to report that my new sewing room was Yeti free after it was done.

Like always I turned to my trusted Pinterest for inspiration and it was clear that I wanted something simple, sleeveless and long enough to cover my behind.

I went looking through my pattern magazines and found a pattern I liked in the January edition of Knipmode (model 23).

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Because my faux fur is ´striped´ I decided to simplify the design by leaving everything off, basically changing everything except the back pattern piece. I left off the pockets, left off the facings, rotated out the darts on the front and just used the back and new front piece to cut the lining. Easy peasy!

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Sewing this thing up only took about 2 hours and I´m really happy with the result. The stripes match perfectly and it´ll be a great layering piece for the rest of the season.

I´ll probably wear it with a belt as long as I´m pregnant because I want to at least give the illusion of a waist 😉

Final verdict:

A definite win. I see this thing being worn a lot!

Summary:

Sizing:

  • I traced a size 40 based on my measurements.

Modifications:

  • Left off the pockets
  • Cut the front in one piece
  • Rotated out the bust dart
  • Left off the facing
  • Cut the lining from the same front and back piece

Fabric:

  • I used 1m of this faux fur and have about 20cm left (stash)
  • Taupe viscose lining (stash)

 

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7 thoughts on “Jungle January Faux Fur Vest

  1. Nice looking vest – but omg, still no baby? Or have you scheduled this post? If not you must be getting SO impatient… I went overdue with all three of mine and I remember so well those last days of feeling I could not carry on one minute longer…

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    • I scheduled this post two days ago, but indeed still no baby. I’m not actually overdue yet, but seeing my daughter came almost a month early and my doctor keeps telling me I won’t make it past my due date, I’m kind of sitting around, waiting and feeling ginormous! I think I’m one of those few women who doesn’t like being pregnant! I want more kids afterwards, but being pregnant just sucks!

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