For the fur vest I traced my pink quilted vest instead of using a pattern. I just skipped the collar and added a bit of width to the sides to accommodate the fur. I used a gorgeous faux fur fabric from Hancock’s which isn’t available online anymore but this faux fur is similar. It’s black underneath with khaki tips. It’s a great color because it can match with black, brown, gray, and bright colors. It shed like crazy when I cut it and sewed it. It has a really long nap. I even used a comb on all the seams to “comb” the hair out. I used a gray knit for the lining.
For the tee I used the Cara Maternity Tee Pattern which I’ve used lots of times. It’s a great pattern, and I’m glad I have it in my stash. I added a band to the neckline because I like the look better. I used a knit interlock with gold metallic dots that I found in the remnant bin at Joann’s. It was less than a yard so I really had to be careful when I cut it out. I had to cut some extra panels at the shoulders to make it fit. I cut the sleeves as long as I could with the limited fabric I had. The dots are really tiny and subtle which I love. But they are glittery and metallic too so it could easily be dressed up.
Here’s some tips for sewing knit fabric.
I can’t wait to wear the vest with dresses or skirts for holiday parties. I also can’t wait to wear it casually over sweatshirts. I just love lots of layers. The tee is so versatile; it’ll be great to mix and match with. The maternity jeans are regular colored jeans cut low with a maternity band added. I really wanted something colorful to break from the regular maternity jeans I have.
Learn how to sew a neckband.