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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

BurdaStyle 01/2014 - 104 Fake Fur Jacket

This is the second Christmas gift I made for my sister.  Her style is quite different to mine, more quirky, vintage & bohemian - she's quite arty and also loves baking.  This fabric reminded me of some of her cupcake piping so I bought it and then figured out what to do with it.  It feels divine, so soft and looks like pink roses.



Fake fur is easy to sew, but my goodness it makes an unbelievable mess!  I had pink fluff everywhere and was so relieved once the lining had gone in.

As I mentioned in my last post, I had to use a pattern where sizing wasn't crucial which is quite easy in outerwear.  This one is from 01/2014 Burda, I didn't want too many seams to break up the look of the fabric  so I eliminated that waist seam and made it hip length in case a whole coat of pink roses was too much!

01/2014 - 104



I lengthened the sleeves as an afterthought by adding cuffs, it would have been better to lengthen the sleeves from the beginning.  I had originally thought the 3/4 (7/8?) length sleeves added to the vintage look, but then decided they are not that practical for a furry winter jacket.


I was really happy to find these large pink snaps in the Hong Kong garment district, not surprised necessarily because I suspect you can buy anything there, but it can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.


I also decided that a fun jacket like this deserved a special lining and I found this flamingo printed cotton which looks great, the seams are topstitched in bright pink too.



This project was so much fun to make (pink fluffy mess aside) and my sister adores it, it is a totally original piece and suits her personality perfectly.






12 comments:

Nancy K said...

It's definitely different from your style, but how nice that you know your sister so well. Charming and quirky. Cool snaps. Who knew that pink snaps could be found?

Vicki said...

Its adorable. Lucky sister!

Joan Weakland said...

Boy Allison, I wish I had a sister just like you! What a wonderful gift and really fun, too! Just love your interpretation of the pattern to suit your sister's boho/vintage style.

Sharon said...

You certainly know your sister well as this is such a fun jacket and the lining is priceless.

Robyn said...

What a gorgeous jacket - that lining is the perfect touch. I can see why your sister loves it.

Sigrid said...

What a lovely gift. Agree with the others that you know your sister well to make her such a special jacket which she adores and is not your style. The lining is a great detail.

Sewingelle said...

Fabulous. And that lining! Love it.

beckster said...

It takes a special and thoughtful person to make a gift for someone else that doesn't suit them. This doesn't suit me either, but it is darling! That lining is killer. I wouldn't mind having a shirt made out of that cotton! Lovely job, as usual.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

It's cool and funky! So glad your sister likes it!

Dalwi Szyje said...

WOW!! Coat is very perfect and have beautiful lining.

Kristy Chan said...

Love it! I have never seen fabric like that in real life, I imagine it's hard to stop stroking it.

Janet Rodgers said...

My Mum was a dressmaker and worked for a Tailor in the days when faux fur was virtually unheard of. She used a single edged razor blade on the wrong side of the fabric which seriously reduces the fur cloud! Faux Fur was cut exactly the same. For joining thicker seams the fur was very carefully shaved back so the seam wouldn't be too thick. Using a scalpel or craft knife would of course be so much easier! She also sometimes used a small amount of glue on the real fur, I think for turning up cuffs! I mentioned this to another Blogger too, who had just been advised of the same method. It also gives the exterior seams a better finish. I hope this helps you.