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DIY Fur Trimmed Blazer & Tartan Top

If I could add fur to everything I own, I would be a happy camper despite the side eye I get from my husband who strongly dislikes fur and thinks it’s over the top.  I think fur is luxe and warm and simply beautiful.  I picked up this red fox fur hide along with five other fur hides in a bundle for a steal last summer so needless to say….prepare for more fur.

This blazer was made with the most beautiful camel hair fabric from Mood Fabrics and lined with this poly from Mood.  The fabric sews, irons and cuts like a dream.  I am so in love with this amazing fabric.

The pattern I used was Vogue V8333 Claire Shaeffer’s custom couture.  I consider myself a pretty fast sewer and can generally complete a look in one to two days but due to this pattern being couture, It took several days and a few headaches but I love the fit.   True to form, I made a few alterations:

-Shortened the pattern for a blazer that hits more at the waist
-Created an extended wide sleeve cuff as opposed to the traditional button sleeve cuff.
-Because I added the fur around the neck, I created a mandarin collar instead of the lapel collar

The top was made with a satin tartan I purchased when I first starting sewing.  When I picked it up I had no idea what I was going to do with it but figured a pussy bow top was an appropriate addition to a blazer.  I used Vogue V8772 view B  with no pattern alterations.

Jeans-7 For All Mankind found here
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Ring-Trina Turk on sale here