Happy Faux Fur Friday everyone! Here it is my first ever experience sewing faux fur. I’ve never actually had a piece of faux fur clothing before, but this year I’m obsessed and bought 6 different faux fur fabrics! So far I’ve made two, including this vest, so hopefully more faux fur sewing to come.
Bought this furry grey fabric at OUR SOCIAL FABRIC (OSF) for only $10! OSF is a textile recycling initiative, that aims to keep textiles out of the landfill and into the hands of our community’s crafters, sewers and artists. They receive donations of textiles, fabric and sewing related supplies from the film industry, theatre, manufacturing etc. Their team of volunteers sort through the donations and sell them back to the community at really cheap prices. If you live in Vancouver, I definitely recommend checking out their bi-monthly sales!
As for the lining, I used a low-quality, polyester lining that I had stacked away in my fabric stash since last year. I usually always opt for Bemberg lining but at the time I thought why not use this one up and boy did I regret it. It ripped easily and the hem area is already torn only after two weeks of wear 🙁 I definitely need to replace it with a Bemberg lining one of these days.
I based the pattern on the open-front vest pattern in McCall’s M7260 Coordinates Pattern (Misses’ Open-Front Vest, Jacket, Top and Pants). I just changed the shape of the neckline, skipped the collar and added a facing to match my new neckline.
Very simple project, no interfacing needed. I only used a hand needle and thread to finish off the lining with some hand stitching.
photos: Vancouver by The Wolfie Style