A family memeber wore a gorgeous vest during the Christmas holidays. She has a lot of fashion sense and wore it with several outfits making it look different each time. It was a simple vest, but was made of artificial fur that was very soft and similar to “moutton” or lamb fur. She had it in a natural beige, the color of sheep & it was longer than mosts vests. It also had a stand-up collar that showed as a warm extra collar when she wore her red leather coat over it. She wore it with a beige faux suede skirt and boots one time and with pants and a patterned shirt one day. Very chic every time! This vest would also add a lot of warmth in the winter months, so it’s more than fashionable.
You might want to experiment with the Vogue pattern in the link or find a pattern on sale to suit your taste. The Vogue pattern would be for more experienced sewers in my opinion. For a beginning sewer look for a pattern that says something like “Easy” or “Quick” or “Beginner.” Either way, sewing a vest is a good sewing project. Ir doesn’t use that much fabric & can really dress up a plain outfit. A vest can be in any kind of fabric, color, pattern, or texture. Think of a black velvet vest or a brocade or in menswear fabric. Have fun with it!
Click title for link at Instructables. Click labels below this post for other vest patterns and even a no-sew vest.