Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Fur Collar Plaid Vest and Giveaway

9.11.2014

Fur Collar Plaid Vest and Giveaway

I'm getting excited for Autumn. I have loved summer, but I walk with the kids everyday. It's just too hot to be walking around while pushing too kids. The slightly cooler weather has been awesome, and I look forward to layering up this Fall. Today I'm sharing a vest I made using the book Basic Black: 26 Edgy Essentials for the Modern Wardrobe, and I'm giving three away books to you my wonderful readers!
I decided to make the coat with the asymmetrical collar, but I made it into a vest instead. I quilted the shoulders, made the collar out of fur, added ribbing to the sleeves and hem, and added giant buttons down the front.
The book was great. There are lots and lots of different styles and different sizes. It's in English, and I love have one book with lots of patterns. I don't mind tracing a pattern and then using it. I liked how the patterns were set up because they are laid out so it would be easy to do different mash ups of the styles. There are some loose pieces and fitted pieces, so there's something for everyone. I would recommend the book for more intermediate sewers because not everything is spelled out in the instructions.
I love that it looks good buttoned and unbuttoned. I love that it's plaid and on trend for this Fall. I used a plaid wool fabric that I found in a church and made a coat for Henry. I still have five or more yards of it!
It's pretty bold, but it looks good with a simple sweater and a gingham button up shirt. It has so many colors I'm sure I'll find lots of things to match with it.
Heather

13 comments:

  1. I'm sewing basics. T-shirts, undies, mostly knits. I'm looking forward to sewing staples that will get lots of wear. I love you in this vest! And your hair looks awesome, Heather:)

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  2. I'm looking forward to making some hoodies, those are my all time favorite!

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  3. Great vest! I'm seeing so many nice pieces from this book, I might just have to invest in it! I'm planning to make long-sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts for the fall. And finally tackle pants!

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  4. I would love to make some trousers for my kids. I never made pants before, so it would be a challenge. For me i want to make long sleeve tees.

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  5. I need to get the Christmas dresses done. But way early as they are also wedding dresses. And a pair of pants and a vest for a 3 year old boy. And hopefully some shirts and cardigans for me. And one large new purse.
    Your vest is amazing! LOVE how it turned out. A perfect layering piece for winter.

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  6. Cute. The vest and your hair! I love asymmetrical pieces. I have another book by this company for little girls clothes and I love it. Tracing the patterns seems so much more practical. Especially with kids clothes patterns. They get bigger not smaller. Once it's cut down there's no turning back. 5 yards lol. Sounds like to make a blanket. Or sweaters.

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  7. I still have a Halloween costume to make and I'm currently working on sewing up a missionary wardrobe to be sent out at the end of the month.

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  8. I'm about to head out the door to get fabric to sew my first ever trench coat. I'm terrified,but hope I won't fail.

    Jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  9. I''m looking forward to making some jeans. but this is super cute. I love the oversized buttons

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  10. I really want to make myself some raglan t's!

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  11. Well, it is spring in my corner of the world, but it is still all about layering. When the sun is out it is nice and warm, but the wind is still chilly. Your vest is great! Love those large buttons :)

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  12. I would love to make a coat...or a pair of jeans :)

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  13. I´m looking forward to sew some coats for myself!: )

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