Added Jun 10, 2014
I’ve been pretty busy at my new job working for a fashion label, so haven’t had a lot of time to do any sewing but when I saw this jacket I knew I had to make one!!It’s by a local designer, and worth over $240. I first saw it in white and thought it would be perfect in black.
So I had a fur jacket pattern from Burda Style – Pattern 11/2011"Fur Coat" and made a coat from that originally and thought why not use the same pattern. I decided to make a mock up in calico first as I remember the sizing was big even at the smallest size.Luckly I did, as the pattern was VERY BIG!! I ended up taking out 8cm from the bust/waist/and hip, I also had to fix the shoulder joins as it stuck very weird – and amended the shoulder slope by 2cm. I also added to the front a fold over lapel, and used a scuba fabric for the upper. The original jacket was fully lined, but I thought why not use up the black scuba fabric I have as a jacket (and minus the lining). I added the fur to the bottom and ended up with this. My dad didn’t like it (Did you run out of fabric or something??) but I’m pretty excited to wear it tomorrow to work. How long did it take?? Approx 4-5 hours, only due to having to reprint the pattern ( I lost the original), having to cut a calico sample, amend the sample, amend the pattern, recut in correct fabric and sew it together. I think I might even make a white version!! I’m thinking of adding a hook and eye and the waist so it can be tied in at the front.
faux fur, scuba fabric
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