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Seventies Faux Fur Coat

Added Feb 23, 2012

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






I made this faux fur coat — I think it’s beaver and cheetah but I honestly had no idea when I bought the fur — using McCall’s 2979, a vintage coat pattern from 1971 that I purchased on Etsy. I followed a tutorial from a Kenneth King faux fur class on Pattern Review a few years back — very helpful! I skipped the belt (made the coat look too much like a bathrobe!) and opted for a hidden snap at the base of the lapel. Faux fur isn’t difficult to work with but you MUST have a vacuum handy as the fur will get everywhere.

It’s modeled here by my cousin Cathy, who is probably going to steal it for herself.

You can read more about the coat (and pantsuit ensemble) on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness, here: http://malepatternboldness.blogspot.com/2012/02/cathy-models-70s-pantsuit-and-coat.html

Material Notes

I purchased my faux at a fabric store 39th Street in the Garment District (Nahir) and my oversized snap at Pacific Trim on 38th St. The beaver is backed in a microfiber fabric similar to suede. I didn’t line the coat.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage

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    Apr 3, 2012, 04.05 PMby FEDRA

    very elegant and cool!

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    Feb 25, 2012, 05.14 PMby Testosterone

    Cathy Lane is THE fashion icon for our time.

    Next year at Fashion Week they’ll be tripping over sequined pantsuits – and we’ll know why.

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    Feb 24, 2012, 11.12 PMby Peter Lappin

    Thanks, everyone!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 11.05 PMby patti-r

    Really tailored well!!! I love the drama you bring to your creations!!!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 10.25 PMby freakusbzzz

    I laugh every time you post something.. Sewing is fab too.

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    Feb 23, 2012, 10.12 PMby urbandon

    Very chic! And those pants!!!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 06.37 PMby pamchar

    So vintage, glamour and classy, also love the photoshoot. Great work!!!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 04.32 PMby dottty

    I agree with Ralf :) it really is, i love it and your trousers, you never fail, its faaaaaabulous jj:)x

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      Feb 23, 2012, 04.33 PMby dottty

      and the pattern: $1.10 haha them were the days hey lmao jj:)x

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    Feb 23, 2012, 03.44 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    wower than wow!!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 03.10 PMby martinK

    Hi Peter, I was asking me how long do we have to wait for new creation of you and here it is. It’s a fantastic project and the foto’s are amazing!!! The foto with the black guy is terrific. How do people react on street? Greatings from Rotterdam

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    Feb 23, 2012, 02.53 PMby kelepso

    Love the ensemble and the photos!

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    Feb 23, 2012, 02.21 PMby blueartisan

    That coat is so many levels of awesome! Very cool!

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