Added Mar 6, 2011
Faux fur coat with pockets in side seams, lined with viscose (rayon).
I was sneaking around this cute faux leopard fur more than a season, I suppose – already since late 2009 when it arrived in my favourite fabric store. I wasn’t sure if it’s reasonable to make this purchase. I was scared to look like a big mad cat wearing it and I newer before worked with faux fur in bigger projects (fur cuffs, collars and hats made by me doesn’t count). But on the day when the store provided discount on winter fabrics the leopard finally won the battle. However he had to wait till this January before I finally started to work on a coat. :)
I used some 12 years old Burda Magazine A-silhouette pattern (No 133, 10/1998) and modified shoulder line, changed collar. Sewing wasn’t easy because the fur is quite dense. My stabbed fingertips are still remembering this. As ironing for such fabrics is prohibited to make seams more flatten I simply shaved the fur in the left side of seams. Perfect. It works.
P.S. Avoid to store the fabric in folded way because the fur gets creased and it’s not easy to correct it as even treatment with steam is not welcome.
Faux fur, lining – rayon blend, interlining, 5 hooks for the closure.
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