I drafted this pattern in a size 5. A vest is quite a forgiving piece of clothing to fit so it could work for a size 4 or 6 as well.
1/2 yard faux fur
1/2 yard lining fabric – I used some broadcloth left over from another project but you can use actual lining fabric, quilting cotton, or any other light weight fabric
1 yard 3/4” grosgrain ribbon
Pattern pieces downloadable here. Tape pattern pieces together before cutting fabric.
I do not have any pictures for the steps, but if anything is not clear please leave a comment and I will respond!
All seam allowances are 1/2”.
1. Sew left and right fur fronts to fur back at shoulders right sides together. Sew side seams.
2. Repeat with lining pieces.
3. Cut ribbon in two and baste one end to front of fur (right sides together) as indicated on pattern piece.
4. Pin lining to fur, right sides together, along neck, front, and bottom edges. 5. Sew together in one continuous seam.
6. Turn right side out through one of the arm holes.
7. Fold seam allowances of arm holes in and pin fur and lining together. Hand stitch lining to fur.
8. Use a lighter to melt the other end of the grosgrain ribbons so they don’t ravel.
Note: It is also possible to eliminate the hand stitching by following this method BUT the faux fur is very bulky and difficult to turn, so I find it quite a bit easier just to do a bit of hand stitching.
If you use my pattern, I would love to see what you made! If you link it up in the comments, I may feature you on my blog!