I am not quite sure how I feel about the vests...they are stylish, look warm, and are a fabulous accessory to add onto any outfit. However, I just am not sure it's "me". Instead of buying a vest, I decided to make one to test out the trend and see how it would look on me.
1 yd Faux Fur
Step 1: Using the paper, draw a football shape that measures about 6" long. This will serve as your arm holes on your vest.
Step 2: Cut out the football shape and place aside for later use.
Step 3: Using the tape measure, find the length between your shoulders (measuring from the armpit).
Step 4: Cut a piece of string double the length of your shoulders.
Step 5: Fold the string in half and loop around the end of your highlighter/marker.
Step 6: Place the end of the string (not marker end) in the center of the fabric (face down) and using the marker, draw a perfect circle.
Step 7: Cut out the circle using fabric shearers (this will prevent future fraying). Make sure to shake fabric out ( I recommend outside) after cutting. You will have quite a bit of loose fur.
Step 8: Lay the circle back on the ground, right side down. Using the football shape, mark your armholes. Place the shape 8" in from the left side and trace. Using your doubled string, measure the width of your shoulders from one football shape across the fabric and place your other armhole here. Trace.
Step 9: Cut out the armholes by bunching the fabric up and cutting a slip.
Step 10: Once both armholes are cut, take fabric outside to shake the access fur off.
Step 11: Try it on! You have a cropped faux fur vest. To make a longer vest, add a shoulder length to either side as well as the bottom of the circle.
I think I am going to end up liking this fur trend :) I am going to test it out and wear it to work this week...we will see how it goes.