Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Simplicity 4032 - Faux Fur Vest - Item 8 Completed

What a fun item this was and I think I will really enjoy using it as part of my wardrobe this coming winter.

Pattern Description: Misses Jackets and Vests (I made View E Vest with some modifications)

Pattern Sizing: Sizes 8-24 (I made a size 10)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
The princess seams are the same but it looks different because I made it in faux fur and didn't attach the ruffle.

Were the instructions easy to follow? They were very easy but I only followed the first section and then used this tutorial to line the vest.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the shaping of the vest and the pattern was well drafted. The length worked perfectly for me but if you were tall, you would definately need to add more length. It also seems quite narrow in the back.

Fabric Used: Faux Fur purchased from Lincraft and Acetate lining also purchased from Lincraft.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: After trying the vest on halfway through, I realised there wasn't much room in the back, so I made a narrower side seam than the recommended 1.5cm seam allowance.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew it again in another fabric but I do like my vests to be lined so would add the lining again. I would recommend it to others but would say check the length of the vest carefully before cutting.

Conclusion: I really like my new vest - it is great to try something new and I think I will get lots of use out of it.


  1. It turned out well! I am sure it will be fun to wear on cold days. And perhaps, surprisingly practical!

  2. Oh, how cute is that! I want one- tho I'm afraid my cats would be jealous!

  3. What a great vest! It looks so stylish with your jeans.

  4. Your vest is so cute, great looking outfit.

  5. What an awesome vest to be able to mix and match with things in your wardrobe. Really nice!

  6. That vest is fantastic! I love how you've styled it with jeans.