I am working on another vest project. Originally, I was going to be making a vest for a class that I was taking through Master the Art of Sewing. I had signed up for a workshop with Kenneth King, the sewing guru that was presented by Master the Art of Sewing on working with faux furs. Its nothing that I've ever done or thought about, but I found it really intriguing, and had seen information in Threads magazine before on working with faux furs. The presentation Kenneth King provided for Master the Art of Sewing, was really terrific. With his presentation style, he kept things moving and provided a variety of tips and techniques for working with faux fur.
For the class, we were to be constructing a vest using Butterick 5359 pattern. I noticed that the style I wanted to make, view E, had very wide shoulders. I myself, are more narrow in my shoulders, so I thought that it may be okay, but I wasn't sure with a really thick fur. I initially purchased the wooly grayish blue fur that I shared in my previous vest post. It didn't seem really like fur, and I thought for my class that I should go all out, and really select something that I could apply the techniques to. I ended up with this very plush rust-colored fur. It took me a little bit to find a lining, but I did find the perfect silk lining at a local fabric shop, called Apple Annie's.
I decided to use a slightly different vest pattern from the one suggested for the class. A good friend of mind constructed a faux fur vest from Simplicity 8219 (view A). The shoulders are not as wide, so I thought it would look really nice with the type of fur that I purchased. I'll be sure to post an update soon! I'm hoping to maybe finish it this weekend. Fingers crossed! I have finished some of the construction of the outside, and am really excited to wear this.