Friday, February 17, 2012

Baby It's Cold Outside Pattern - Fur Vest

 Time for the next garment in my Wardrobe Basic SAL, I oredered fur from for my vest and I was so happy when the put up Baby It's Cold Outside Vest  download from Hot Patterns.  I printed off my pattern, taped it together and I was ready to go.

 From the picture, it looked like the perfect pattern.

Description: No need to feel any of those pesky Winter chills in this snuggly-stylish and super-wearable vest, designed for real or faux shearling, suede, heavy double knit, stable sweater knits, sweat-shirting or even fleece.

Relaxed-fit Vest has cut-on sleeves with a deep armhole and a shaped center back seam. Vest features patch pockets and and edge-to-edge front closure, with a high 'V' neck and gently curved front hem. Neckline, center fronts, sleeve edges, hemline and pocket openings are all finished with a contrast woven bias trim.

This chic little number will be a perfect addition to your cold-weather wardrobe; try it over your favorite dressy jeans and a skinny sweater for simple chic, or layer it over a chunky knit and some cool corduroy pants for the ultimate in cozy dressing.

Sizing: 6 to 26, I made a 10 and it is big, so check the sizing

Instructions:  I used them to tape the pattern together and after that, I didn't refer to them.

Changes:  I used some leftover black lycra scraps for the binding.  I had these in a drawer leftover from polar fleece pullover making days.  These strips worked perfectly to bind.   Also, I was a bit short on fabric, so I shortened the vest by 2" and omitted the pockets.

Conclusion:  My fur was stiff, so this pattern with the short sleeves might not have been the best choice but in the right fabric I think this pattern is a winner.

Also, all 3 of my girls at home voted I could not leave the house in this vest, too big, too furry, too not me!  Paige would agree with him, heck I agree with them.

I have 2 sweater knits in my stash, so I am going to make another sweater and substitute it in my SAL for the fur vest.

Since I won't be wearing this vest, I am offering it as a give-away, first one to email me will get this vest.  So send an email to me and the vest will be on the way to you.

Joen is the new owner of the fur vest.  It will be heading your way.


  1. It looks cute on your dress form, but I can totally understand your feelings on it. I have a vintage faux fur jacket that I haven't been able to wear either, even though it's beautiful, it's just not me. Thanks for the info on the pattern download- I hadn't seen this one.

  2. oh, shucks! I can see what you mean, though. I always try to trust my girls' judgement in the wardrobe department!

  3. I really like how you used the lycra scraps for the binding - it looks very professional. I'm sure the recipient of your vest will be very pleased.

  4. The vest is terribly cute. It's too bad it won't work for you--I hope it's new owner will love it.

  5. Don't you hate it when a bad fabric choice ruins a great idea! Sorry this didn't work for you!

  6. Anonymous3:18 PM

    It looks good on the dress form at least!

  7. I agree; it looks cute on the dress form... But, if you know it's not "you" it will just hang unused in the closet.
    I got my second garment finished, the camel skirt. I know, I know, I am completely off track, but I had the fabric in my stash. :-)
    You can see it here:

  8. Too bad this vest didn't work for you. It looks so chic the way you have it styled on your dress form. Somebody will surely love it!