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Chilan
« on: August 27, 2006 09:06:21 AM »

I was flipping through my latest Allure magazine, saw this vest, fell in love with it, and looked it up on the website posted.

http://www.searlenyc.com/store/product490.html


Well......  Oddly enough, from the picture in the magazine, it looks sort of different; it looks more like a cropped vest, short and it didn't look like it wrapped around the front like it actually does.  I liked what I thought it was better than what it is....  heh... 

Anyway, onto the point.  I want to make what I thought it was; I bought some black fake fur on clearance once but never found a use for it, so I think this is it!  I have a question, though.  I have never sewn fake fur before, but I have looked up directions and how-to's, so that is not my question.  I'm a bit confused at the front, where the fur seems to be thicker than the body, you know?  How do you think is the best way to go about that?  Would I want to just use two different layers of fur?  Or a lapel type deal?  Any ideas?
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monkeyrocker
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006 02:08:13 PM »

It looks to me like the vest has a shawl collar.  If I were you, I'd make it with a layer of fur, a layer of lightweight interfacing, and a layer of some sort of facing fabric to give it shape but not make it too bulky.  I'd make the fur layer a little bigger than the facing and interfacing so the seam between the facing and the fur would be an inch or so under the collar and wouldn't show.
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