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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Faux Fur Coat Finished - Burda Style 10/2008 - 101

Here is the finished coat, this was such a fun project and both working with fur and this coat pattern were much easier than I had anticipated. It's true that it doesn't really get very cold here in Hong Kong - we get warnings when it gets to 10C (50F), but after 10 years of living here I am a complete wimp in the cold so it will definitely get some wear over the winter.

It's funny that fake fur coats seems to be popping up on blogs everywhere all of a sudden and I certainly had not planned on buying fur when I went fabric shopping last week - must be something in the air.

Anyway - pictures!


I decided to stick with the full length sleeves.


I added a fun printed satin lining from the stash.




I found this similar look online so decided to try it belted for a different look, I think this would be more successful with a thinner fur (or a thinner body!).
Bottega Veneta faux fur coat, A/W 2010



31 comments:

Erica B. said...

Your coat is very glamorous!

toy said...

This is very gorgeous. My dad got me the short version to yours a couple of years ago. Fur can be so comforting when it gets cold.

Vicki said...

Very nice!!

catherinedaze said...

Love it! I agree it's better without the belt. I'm never very convinced by that look anyway - it never seems very practical unless the coat has belt loops to hold the belt when you want to open the coat. Can't wait to see what you do next.

Eugenia said...

Oh, wow, I'm green with envy - this coat is gorgeous. I love everything about it - the style, the faux fur, the lining. It looks so glamorous and warm!

gwensews said...

Beautiful coat! Fur is making a comeback so you are right in style!

Shannon said...

Lovely coat!

Fran said...

What a fun coat - you look great!

JoanneM said...

Very beautiful! Love the quality of the fur.

SEWN said...

WOW! The coat looks amazing! I love it.

Andrea said...

Your coat is gorgeous!! I love it.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Gorgeous coat! It looks great on you!

Inkstain said...

I think it works really well with a belt. I do remember Hong Kong February's on the Peak (a beat-up old house on Lugard Road) as being absolutely freezing and having to go to sleep wearing two sweaters when my little heater broke down. Not to mention, the fog which wrapped us in humid clouds and required a dehumidifier the size of a small elephant needing emptying twice a day.
I'm sure you'll be wearing that coat many times!

Tanya said...

Love it, it looks great both ways.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

Love it, very glamorous. And so cosy - I have a faux fur coat and a real shearling coat, and depending on where I am going, I often wear one of them on airplanes, it becomes my own little cushion/comforter!
I am always cold so fur of any kind is great.
So maybe you will have a chance to wear it when you travel.

Summerset said...

Love it and I think it looks good with the belt, too!

j.kaori said...

I love it! Your lining choice is great and I like the longer sleeves. Have fun wearing it!

Dei said...

Now that'a a faux fur coat! What fantastic weather. It's freezing here where I am and that coat would be perfect. Love it belted too and you look great in it!

Sue said...

Your coat is stunning!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

This is insanely gorgeous. I actually like it best belted! I am green with envy. I would love to have this in my closet.

Gail said...

Oh I love it. This is the coat I've been wanting for evenings out for year. Like Hong Kong Sydney doesn't get very cold, but hey I'm originally from sub-equatorial Queensland. Faux fur is hard to get here, so I have to come looking in Hong Kong!

Jacquie said...

Oh that is sooooo glamorous! Love it!

velosewer said...

How cool.

amber said...

OMG, that coat is AMAZING! You did a beautiful job on it! Even though you may not get to wear it a ton each season, I bet this will be somthing you'll be thrilled to have at your disposal for many years to come.

Handmade said...

Gorgeous coat - very celebrity!! And hey - 10 degrees is cold in my books!

BrusselsSprout_Katharine said...

Very glamourous, with a beautiful lining. The shape is very flattering without a belt, it makes a nice A-line that slims your legs and makes the eye travel upward to your face. Belted coats that look good are really a runway phenomenon, IMO, and a fur coat? Anything with a pile? No, not for those of us who aren't paid to be underweight by WHO standards.

Nancy K said...

It's a very glamorous look and I disagree, I think that it totally works on you belted.

Aminat said...

Absolutely gorgeous... Great job

Cennetta said...

Outstanding! The coat to luxurious.

a little sewing said...

Fabulous coat! Looks great belted or without. I wonder how long it will take me to jump on the faux fur wagon!

senaSews said...

Gorgeous coat. Love it belted. And the linning is awesome!