DIY faux fur pt2

When you make your own clothes, it allows you to take the “special occasion” side of the closet out of the equation.  That’s because every piece in your closet becomes special which over time your entire wardrobe is pretty spectacular.  That means a quick run to the cleaners in a fur is business as usual.  When I picked up this faux shearling from moodfabrics.com I had to ask myself, do I need another fur in my closet? If I was shopping retail, the answer would be unequivocally no, but lucky for me I have an arsenal of ideas and have yet to reach fur nirvana.

This faux fur is way more amazing in person! it’s luxe, heavy and super warm.  Take a look at my fur tips here  I lined the coat with this chocolate bemberg

The pattern used was vintage Simplicity 6632 with 8″ added to the length.

 

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Coat-DIY Jeans-Citizens of Humanity Boots-Barbara Bui Sunglasses-3.1 Phillip Lim

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8 Comments

  1. January 16, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    It’s amazing! I’m dying to get my hands on some faux fur and whip up a jacket, too.

  2. Judy W
    January 16, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Fabulous!! Love this. Thank you so much!

    • Nikki
      January 16, 2017 / 11:44 pm

      Thank you

  3. Thailea
    January 16, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    This has inspired me to pull my fur out and get to making something . Will you ever try to make leather pants ? thats one of my projects right now .

    • Nikki
      January 16, 2017 / 11:45 pm

      I actually made them I believe three years ago. You can do a search for leather pants and they should show up.

  4. Toni
    January 16, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    This is beautiful! This makes me want to sew one right now. My question is what type of sewing machine did you use in the making of this coat. Do I need a machine that works best with the heavy duty? Thanks!

    • Nikki
      January 16, 2017 / 11:52 pm

      Thank you

      For the first faux fur coat I used a simple Walmart purchased Brother and this one was sewn on a Bernina B530. So the answer is, it can be done on both. It’s much easier on the Bernina but possible on a regular machine.

  5. Bonita
    January 16, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    I too am curious as to what type of machine was used to seew this beautiful coat?

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