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blue fox scarf

Added Nov 24, 2009

by pakutke

Salt Lake City, ...

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I grew up in Lithuania, one of the former countries of the Soviet Union. Back then there was no selection for clothes, especially for original clothing. The pelt of a fox was one of the fanciest things to wear but it was very expensive and hard to get. My mom was lucky though because my dad was a hunter and a great supplier of fox pelts for her. I remember how adorable my mom looked with them and I always had a dream that I’d grow up and be able to wear something like that! Well, times have changed and fox pelts look kind of… freaky but from a memory of my old dream I made this faux fox pelt. It reminds me of my childhood a lot and I’m very happy to wear it.

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Novice

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For
Women
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Accessories
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Knits/Jersey

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    Nov 4, 2010, 03.59 PMby leenute

    Like, like, like! Super šalikas :)

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    Jun 22, 2010, 08.13 PMby supercalla

    This is cute, and I like the way it can button to itself, like in the last picture. I might have to make one myself, ^ ^

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    Jan 20, 2010, 04.31 PMby judabra

    Oh it’s lovely to meet a fellow Lithuanian who loves sewing!

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    Dec 28, 2009, 10.37 AMby nojallakuutamo

    Sweet idea :), speaking in behalf of all those foxes (my grandfather is a hunter, too, so I also know the whole story about dead animals around the neck :|). I would choose bloody red, but this blue color is nice too :)

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    Dec 24, 2009, 10.48 AMby tanyaaa

    So cute! I love it! =]

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    Dec 2, 2009, 04.45 AMby sewneenee

    love your scarf and the photos are great too…well done!

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    Dec 1, 2009, 03.57 AMby yellowshoes

    love the story behind this. nicely done; i’d like to make one, if you don’t mind.

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    Nov 29, 2009, 08.22 PMby Isabel Alexander

    Cute and creative. :D

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    Nov 27, 2009, 08.43 PMby twoboos

    A gorgeous story!!! I love it and you look adorable in it!!!

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    Nov 27, 2009, 03.41 AMby jpink

    this is just incredible. i absolutely am in love.

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    Nov 26, 2009, 08.37 PMby saxsilverain

    omigod, that’s the cutest scarf ever!! love it!! may i take your idea & make it for myself one day?

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    Nov 26, 2009, 07.15 AMby nessys

    Cute – and much friendlier to foxes!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 03.30 AMby Juliana Mateus

    beautiful story, beautifully done.

    and you pics are really nice.

    :)

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    Nov 26, 2009, 01.33 AMby passthepins

    love your photos too..

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    Nov 25, 2009, 04.12 PMby urbantinkerbell

    So funny and for animal protection ! Nice !

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    Nov 24, 2009, 08.44 PMby lizah

    I love it so much!!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 05.04 PMby innuendo

    Labai linksmas šalikas! Super!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 05.04 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    p.s. i’m more curious now about that adorable tunic you’re wearing underneath!! did you make that as well?

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    Nov 24, 2009, 05.02 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    your story is very inspiring!!! and now knowing it, it makes sense that you’re so inspired to make such fun and original clothing as you didn’t have options when you were younger. i suppose that is what has made your imagination soar above most of us to make some really one of a kind pieces. and how wonderful that you’ve gone cruelty free in these new times with your cute blue version, but i can imagine what a fox pelt meant to you and your mom and even your dad for being able to provide it for her. i’m glad it brings you happy memories of your childhood!!!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 04.23 PMby blythee

    my god! this is amazing! nice work

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    Nov 24, 2009, 03.39 PMby candyjoyce

    Love the Blue Fox, he is awesome!

    Candy

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    Nov 24, 2009, 02.53 PMby ichigogirl

    Oh, I love it (and your sense of style)! I have a fox, the real deal, from my grandmother, it’s SO dear to me (my little friend), but I agree it’s a bit freaky. I’ve worn it to a glammy masquerade and it was the favourite guest (it wandered off and the other guests took turns photographing themselves in it). And I won a prize for best costume. Good interpretation, totally animal-activist-friendly!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 02.40 PMby badyan

    Glorious! Very funny! Well done!

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