Thursday, January 30, 2014

Butterick 5683

Faux fur isn't my usual style but when I had surgery a couple of months ago and had a cast I bought the faux fur to make a poncho. I made it but jus tdidn't like it from the minute I tried it onand decided that it was a wadder. I didn't throw it away because I hoped to do something with the fabric later even if just doll clothes.

One day when i was checking out Goodbye Valentino's blog she had used this pattern to make a vest. I immediately thought maybe there would be a use for the faux fur.  I barely had enough because I had already cut it for the poncho.

Eventhough it was a really cold morning when I was redy to cut it I had hubby set up the card table on the carport and cut it out side. Faux fur makes a terrible mess when cut.

I omitted the vertical seams on the lower front and cut the lower front as one piece. At first I thought I would line it but then had a problem with the lining so I removed it. Instead I serged the center front edges, lower edge and neck then turned under and topstitched. I cut bindings from knit for the armholes and handstitched in place. The pattern called for a seperating zipper for the front but I used a large hook and eye that I had on hand instead. I can't imagine trying to insert a zipper inthis faux fur.
Overall I am pretty pleased with this even if it would not have been my first choice of a garment.


Judi Pinkham said...

Your vest looks very nice! I like fake fur, but yes it is a mess to cut and sew.
This is the 1st time I've seen your blog. I scrolled down...I love the clothes you make, especially both tops you made out of McCalls 6607. I have that pattern, so I'm going to use it to make a dark red knit top to go with the checked skirt I made. Thank you!

Judy said...

Thank you, Judi! Hope you will visit again. Judy