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Faux Fur Gilet

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My Minerva Crafts sponsored make for February is this luxurious faux fur gilet. If you want to read the full article, things have changed slightly and you need to click on the link below which will take you directly to it on the Bloggers Network: –

https://www.minervacrafts.com/blogger-network/post/faux-fur-gilet

Let me know if it works and don’t forget to come back here and tell me what you think of it:)

(By the way – WordPress has just informed me that this is my 200th post!)

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45 thoughts on “Faux Fur Gilet

  1. Lovely, just the thing for the weather we’re having lately and congrats for reaching a milestone post too.

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  2. Some great photos of you over there on the network. It looks lovely and cosy – a bit like wrapping yourself in kittens only not as bitey and scratchy πŸ˜‰ (That vision only came to me as I am regularly wrapped in kittens these days – I can’t get on with my knitting!)

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  3. Really looks cosy. Well done and also on your blogging. Hope I am making more when I get to 200 K xXx

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    • Thank you on both counts! 200 posts doesn’t seem possible in less than two years, but I must have kept to my goal of two posts each week. Sunday Sevens definitely helped:)

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  4. Wow! Congrats on 200 posts. Clicking the link….

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  5. LOVE your gilet! That faux fur looks so thick! When I was growing up these used be called ‘body warmers’ or was that just in my uncool family?

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  6. Gorgeous! What a lovely make – so wearable but very glamorous too!

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  7. Looks soooo cosy! I bet it’s really light to wear too. I once sewed with fur – it was all over the house, but worth it! πŸ™‚

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    • It’s not that light as it’s very thick fabric, but definitely cosy! I was pretty strict with myself about containing the fur fallout and pulled the loose bits from the seams as I went along, so it could have been much worse.

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  8. Looking at this enviously as I’m waiting for the heating to come on… Lovely!

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  9. This looks so cosy! Great work!

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  10. I was really impressed by how much skill went into making this gilet Sheila – and the furry mess left behind must have been quite a lot too. I’m not a fan of fur faux or otherwise, but it does look really nice on you! Congrats on 200 posts .

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    • Thanks Pauline, fur isn’t for everyone but I love it! It was quite simple once I took the side front and side back seams out of the equation – you have to keep the shape basic when working with faux fur.

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  11. You have the knack of making everything you do look so easy πŸ˜‰ a really cosy, stylish ‘gilet’- the lining is beautiful! 200 post is quite an achievement in two years…looking forward to the next 200+ πŸ™‚

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  12. Wow! 200! Congratulations! You fur vest is very classy.

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  13. Congrats, well done. 200 posts. Time goes fast.
    Love the gilet. It looks so cosy and warm, and the lining makes it look really luxurious and expensive. πŸ™‚

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  14. Wow 200 posts, that’s really impressive! Your gilet is lovely, it looks super warm and cozy and I really like the lining pattern too πŸ™‚

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  15. You did such a nice job on that and it looks so warm. So…across the pond we’d call it a fur vest – which is pretty much anything like a coat without sleeves. Uncouth I know! I’ve never even heard the term “gilet”. Can you write it out phonetically so I can see how it sounds? Did you consider clips vs. pins to hold everything together (like Clover Wonder Clips) and if so, why did you opt for pins? Obviously they worked fine but I’d heard to use clips on thick fabrics like fur. Did you use a special sewing foot? I have so many questions because I was supposed to sew hubs a Santa Suit last Christmas but opted out and purchased one for him because the faux fur sent me running scared. Love the lining!

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    • Thanks Becky, a gilet is pronounced “zheelay” – kind of like a soft ‘j’, as in the French ‘bonjour’. A vest in the UK is a sleeveless undergarment. I suppose clips and a walking foot would have been useful, but I didn’t have any problems with a normal foot and pins! Quite frankly, I’m too lazy to keep changing the foot unless I have to and the pin thing is just forty years of habit – I don’t even own any clips:)

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  16. Congratulations on your 200th post! A great project for it too. Your new gilet looks so cosy. Great fabric combinations!

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  17. Congrats on your 200 posts! your gilet looks great but the link didn’t work for me.

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  18. Beautiful. Looks very snuggly too and perfect for the chilly snap we have fallen into. Link works for me.

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  19. This really suits you, Sheila! I love the pockets.

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