Tuesday, November 1, 2011
A TSW eShrug as a Vest in faux shearling
After I sewed my husband's vest out of the faux shearling that made a huge mess in my sewing room, before I vacuumed up the mess, I decided to cut out an eShrug out of the remainder and make a vest. I still have almost a yard left and some scraps.
I like the way the eShrug neckline hugs your neck so this should be a warm vest. I used my huge 12" shears to cut it out. The only seams are those curved shoulder seams that I sewed wrong sides together and then trimmed. I cut out the armholes about a seam allowance at the top and scooped out about 2" at the bottom using a french curve to draw and chalk the line. I then topstitched over the lines and cut just outside them. To keep the fuzzies at bay, I edgestitched 1/4" all around the edges.
Two interesting and functional vests -- not bad for an afternoon's work before the sun set! After I finished this vest, I got an e-mail from Neiman Marcus about the Vince coordinates being on sale and saw this Vince Shearling Drape Vest that looked just like it. I used a quality faux shearling that cost $35 a yard and this took barely a yard to make with no sleeves. That's the Cutting Line Designs 2X4 top I made into a sweater dress earlier this fall under the vest on the mannequin. I'm wearing The Sewing Workshop 8th Avenue Skirt with a stretch velvet Loes Hinse Bianca top in the photos of me. The Bianca has a deep hem that looks like a band in the photos.