OOP Simplicity 2479: DIY faux fur gilet for a little girl

Simplicity 2479 little girls faux fur gilet
Simplicity 2479 little girls faux fur gilet

Hi Readers,

Christmas is almost upon us and this year Kezia really has been enthusiastic and excited about the festive season (if I hear the Michael Buble christmas CD one more time….!), but it’s lovely to see and be part of.

Anyway, some of you may remember this fur gilet I made for myself a little while ago (had it on today when I was out shopping….lovely and warm and comfortable). I promised Kezia a version of her own, and here it is.

Simplicity 2479 little girls faux fur gilet
Simplicity 2479 little girls faux fur gilet

Simplicity 2479 is actually intended for men and little boys (Sshh, don’t tell her, she will not be happy!), but again, it is a pattern I had in my stash and one I have made before (for Philip, see here). I made view A but without all the extra details.

Simplicity 2479 little girls faux fur gilet
Simplicity 2479 little girls faux fur gilet

I didn’t really follow the instructions. I sewed the lining to the outer fabric, right sides together, at the armholes, bottom of the gilet and the fronts, and then turned the whole thing right side out through the sides. I then sewed up the sides and attached the collar. I added fur hooks and made the pompoms by simply gathering a circle of fur up, stuffing it with scraps of fur, and hand stitching it closed.

Simplicity 2479 little girls faux fur gilet
Simplicity 2479 little girls faux fur gilet

Not much else to say about this project. Check out my first fur gilet post for how I approached cutting and sewing faux fur.

Are you all ready for christmas? Aside from sewing some little christmas tree decorations I have not sewn anything else in the way of christmas presents. I am trying to finish up a dress in time for christmas which will be my next White Tree Fabrics make….warm wishes for the festive season…until soon!

Simplicity 2479 little girls faux fur gilet
Simplicity 2479 little girls faux fur gilet

 

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

23 thoughts on “OOP Simplicity 2479: DIY faux fur gilet for a little girl

  1. This is so cute! And your girl is so adorable in her fur vest!
    I’ll go read your original now as I have some faux fur and was wondering what to do with it. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas Manju!

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