|out in public with the homemade vest|
A while back, I wrote about a video tutorial from PS: I made this on how to make your own faux fur vest. I actually made mine a while back, and am finally getting around to blogging about it! I originally had step by step photos, but I've gotten a new iPhone since then. Darn it. Anyways, hope this helps! Just in time for the holidays!
Like I said, I followed the PS: I made this video, but I'm going to tweak the instructions, based on my experience with it.
Things to take note of...
- Try to buy faux fur that is a little longer. When the fur is too short, it looks cheap.
- Either cut the fabric over a blanket/tarp or outside OR get ready to vacuum the crap out of your apartment. Fur galore.
- Buy two different furs, make one long and one short. It's so affordable, you might as well!
- This particular tutorial creates a vest that is cut roundly, and has a drape effect in the front. If you would rather have a square-cut vest, then modify step 2.
- 1 yard fur (for one vest)
- Fabric scissors
- Marker (light color
- Measuring tape
- Lay the fabric down on a surface, with the fur direction going down, fur-side to the surface
- Using the marker, trace a large oval reaching the edges of the fabric, depending on how long you want the vest.
- Cut out the oval shape.
- With your measuring tape, measure the distance between your armpits, over your collar bone.
- Eyeing the center of the fabric, mark the distance between your armpits. (I know it seems unnatural to mark this distance in the center of the fabric, but it works)
- Draw an almond shape on your piece of paper, large enough for your arm hole to fit.
- Lay the almond shape vertically on one of the armpit marks (Make sure that there is at least 8-10 inches of fabric under the bottom of the almond shape. If not, then move the almond shape higher on the fabric until there is)
- Trace the almond shape and cut it out.
- Repeat on the other armpit mark
- Try on the vest, and tweak it to your liking. I cut belt holes in mine :> I also ended up cutting a little more off the top and sides to make it a little less bulky.
I've had a few smart a$$ boys tell me, "What's that made out of? Racoons?" to which I reply, "NO, YOUR MOMS CHEST HAIR." Sometimes, to sport a trend, you have to sport a mean streak. Plus, mean girls quotes never get old.
Hope this little diddy helps you guys out. Not really though, because I don't want yours to be cuter than mine.