DIY Asymmetrical Faux Fur Vest

Asymmetrical Faux Fur Vest DIY - inspiration + Michael Kors navy blue fur vest + victoria's secret knit asymmetrical vest

Victoria’s Secret asymmetrical knit vest & Michael Kors navy fur vest

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Asymmetrical Faux Fur Vest DIY - materials

* About one yard {36″ x 65″} of Faux Fur or any other material will do for this {if you knit, you could knit it up easily!}
* Measuring tape or ruler
* Pen/Something to mark with
* Scissors

steps

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* Using my sweater as a pattern {29-1/2″ x 56″ remember knit has stretch} – but keeping the width of the faux fur, I measured from the end/side to the arm hole {22″} …from the top of the fur to the top of the armhole {7-1/2″} …from armhole to armhole {13-1/2″} …and marked each measurement on the inside/backside of the faux fur/fabric

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* I then measured the circumference of the armhole {15″} …and with measurement marks, I sketched a circle …and cut it out. Using my original measurements and the circle I just cut out, I drew the other armhole on and cut it out as well.

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* If you’re not a perfectionist like me, you can really just eyeball these armholes, fold the fabric and cut as I did in my last faux fur vest DIY. But to assure your asymmetrical style, keep the width longer than the length.

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Asymmetrical Faux Fur Vest DIY - belted - front

Asymmetrical Faux Fur Vest DIY - belted - side

Asymmetrical Faux Fur Vest DIY - belted - top

Asymmetrical Faux Fur Vest DIY - with denim shirt and belt

As a lover of the asymmetrical sweater {I have 3}, I finally held it up and looked at the construction. Realizing it’s just a long rectangle with arms, I thought it’d be a perfectly easy DIY {sans arms} to do with any fabric {silk, felt, crepe, really anything that has a nice drape to it}. I’m using this faux fur, only because I had it, but since there’s no sewing involved, I may also make a shorter version out of the extra black leather I have left over from the leather wrap belts I made. I love the idea of the vest because you can pair it with a pretty printed blouse underneath and show off the sleeves. If you have your own favorite asymmetrical sweater and like the way it fits, I’d use that as a pattern when cutting yours out. {click here to see LeRoy helping …as usual ;}

Have Fun!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

35 Comments

  • FASHION SNAG

    November 8, 2010 |

    Wow, I really love this Maegan! one of your best. I cannot wait to see you styling it.

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Lisa Petrarca

    November 8, 2010 |

    I DO NOT sew…but this is one even I can actually do Maegan, THANK U, THANK U, THANK U!

    Ya, I’m pretty obsessed w/ faux fur this season.

    (check out my first paid photo shoot-kinda excited).

    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2010/11/shots.html

  • Anonymous

    November 8, 2010 |

    Super cute DIY!

    I love that you included the link to LeRoy helping you. Frenchies are the best! 🙂

  • Fashions Not A Luxury

    November 8, 2010 |

    FABULOUS! Love this so much!

  • Craftmaker

    November 8, 2010 |

    Great DIY! Thanks once again 🙂
    How cute is your little helper!

    Maria from:

    My current hobby!

  • Allie

    November 8, 2010 |

    How fun! Love this DIY!

  • Some Style...

    November 8, 2010 |

    love it! thought about buying..but now think about DIY! 😉 xoxo

  • Heather

    November 8, 2010 |

    Amazing!!! You’re the queen of diy’s.
    xoxo http://behindthelashes.com

  • Christina of Profresh Style

    November 8, 2010 |

    Maegan- meet my hand.
    Hand- meet Maegan.

    Girl, I need to give you a handshake/hug for this. WTF. This is amazing. I swear, you are TRULY the DIY queen. You are talented beyond belief and you must make a book or something. Seriously, if these other bloggers “cough cough” can make silly books, you should too because this is actually worth buying.

    Great work lady!

    xx,
    Christina
    http://www.profreshstyle.com

  • Trina

    November 8, 2010 |

    SHUT UP! I LOVE this!

    After pinning away all weekend over your faux fur vest DIY from last year, I finally made it over to Hancock Fabrics and was sorely disappointed in the fur fabric choices there. Do you buy yours locally or online? I have to have this vest. Like yesterday.

  • ...love Maegan

    November 8, 2010 |

    Trina, I did actually buy this at my local JoAnn’s …and they don’t always have a good selection either. I could go downtown for fabrics but I’m too lazy. I’m gonna do a little online investigating for some great faux fur sources. 🙂

  • ~L~ of Avid Accents

    November 8, 2010 |

    Oh Maegan, this is fabulous! and EASY!!! Im putting this on my to-do list immediately!

    ~L~
    My Style Blog and Shop

  • Glamour Bbey.

    November 8, 2010 |

    You should start your own clothes shop! Your ideas are amazing

  • Risa West

    November 8, 2010 |

    just stumbled on your blog today. i love the DIY that doesn’t look so DIY… this is absolutely fantastic. where do you get your faux fur? i’ve added you to my reader and am so excited to go through the archives.

  • Mary Ann

    November 8, 2010 |

    Great, super easy DIY!

  • The Pittman's

    November 8, 2010 |

    I did the last one you posted and loved it, def going to do this one and make one for my baby too.

  • ubrankadoniny

    November 8, 2010 |

    I absolutely love your ideas, they are very creative, you are my icone, because I’m playing with handmade too.

    Feel welcome to enter my blog: http://ubrankadoniny.blogspot.com

  • fashionslap.net

    November 8, 2010 |

    That came out quite nice. Now if only I had your mad sewing skills and patience.

  • More than trends

    November 8, 2010 |

    Awesome. i love it!

  • Brooke

    November 8, 2010 |

    Love it. That faux fur is great. I’m definitely going to try this DIY 🙂

  • Jill

    November 8, 2010 |

    “What You’ll Need”…What I’ll need is for you to make it! I’m so impressed with your skills. I can’t make anything, I don’t win anything, etc.

  • Megan

    November 9, 2010 |

    One of my favorite DIY to date!!

  • Dana Yoshimizu

    November 9, 2010 |

    Your DIY’s really just blow me away! I love them & can’t believe how incredibly creative you are!

  • diane

    November 9, 2010 |

    Maegan, you’re like the Picasso of diys. What I mean is, when you look at some of Picasso’s stuff, you think “that’s so simple, why can’t I do that?”. You are always coming up with great diys that are so incredibly easy to do, but no one else ever thinks of it.

  • Natasha

    November 9, 2010 |

    I love this! I actually just made a faux fur vest yesturday…but I drafted a traditional pattern and lined it…but looking at this one I don’t know why I bothered doing all that extra work!!…I guess that just means I have an excuse to make another one!

  • Tania

    November 9, 2010 |

    GENIAL!

  • Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    November 9, 2010 |

    Amazing..it’s adorable. ~

  • kemorton1986

    November 9, 2010 |

    You are super creative! Love your ideas 🙂

    HappyandWrong

  • Erin

    November 11, 2010 |

    I just tried this tonight with striped wool men’s suit fabric and the draping looks AWESOME! I’m shorter so I had to adjust the length a bit. I’m going to do a fleece one next. 🙂 Thanks for the instructions!

  • Maria Mcclain

    November 11, 2010 |

    its fantastic also your blog is too outstanding and eye catching, you should submit it for free in this website for more exposure.

  • ubrankadoniny

    November 11, 2010 |

    I’ve envy U so much that I made my own furry thing Check it out;] http://ubrankadoniny.blogspot.com/2010/11/gntleman-prefer-blondes.html

  • Katie

    November 21, 2010 |

    This looks amazing! Great job! Saving this to do on a rainy day! 🙂

  • Helena

    November 22, 2010 |

    Is so amazing! (K)

  • Meghan

    December 23, 2010 |

    ack this is WOnderful! I want to go crochet one now!

  • Anonymous

    August 18, 2011 |

    I have done around 5 of ur diys in 2 days no joke! im about to do this one and i absoulutely love ur diys!