Basic Bodice Design Series: Me Sew Crazy

Thanks for tuning again for this latest installment of our
Today we have the fabulous Jessica from Me Sew Crazy.
Jessica is one of my favorite bloggy friends.
She is a prolific sewer and designer.  Her tutorial page on her blog is HUGE!
Go check it out, seriously.
Besides her blog, Jessica has a shop where she sells her creations and her patterns. She is also the creator of the amazing SewSet website, which is a one-stop shop for sewing tutorials and patterns across the web.

Hi everyone! I am Jessica from Me Sew Crazy & SewSet, and I am so excited to be here today participating in Jen & Autie’s Basic Bodice Design Series. I absolutely love the idea behind the Series, showing just how easy it is to take a simple bodice pattern and twist it into something new. One of my favorite things to do with bodice blocks is to turn them into jackets and vests. Which is exactly what I wanted to share with you here today…

With winter just around the corner, and the need to often put a covering over all of those adorable holiday dresses, a faux fur vest was perfect!

Turning your basic bodice block pattern into this vest is pretty easy, let me show you how it can be done. First off, I used fake fur and only needed 1/2 yard of it. As well as a lining, and some satin ribbon. *Sewing Tip – when sewing with faux fur, place it in the dryer for 20 minutes. This will get rid of all the extra fluff and save a little bit of the mess. *Sewing Tip 2 – keep the vacuum nearby. Lol, once you start cutting you can prepare yourself for more fluff!

Let’s get started…

When you are cutting your pattern pieces below, add an extra 1/2″ to the bottom of the armhole. This will allow for extra wiggle room when placed over clothes.

And there you have it! Place the vest in the dryer for an additional 20 minutes, and all of your newly created fluff will be gone! Now vacuuming your sewing space, that is another story! HA.

My daughter likes it…but she was a little more preoccupied with her loose tooth during the photo shoot.

Thanks so much for having me Jen & Autie for this fun Series. I can’t wait to see what everyone else makes!