2.24.2017

Faux Rabbit Fur Jacket | Burda #120 01/2016 Jacket

Why is it that faux fur jackets are so much fun?!  With a luxurious drape and touch, it will be a 'need' in my wardrobe, and not a 'want', from now on!  An upcoming 10th wedding anniversary gave me the perfect excuse to add one to my handmade wardrobe this season.  Burda 01/2016 #120 Faux Fur Jacket was the perfect pattern.
The line drawing shows a boxy shaped jacket with 2 bust darts.   Easy lining instructions.  The pattern notes it is for an Intermediate level, but I found it all quite easy.
I've made it twice before:
The first in textured coral georgette.....
....and the second in paisley faux suede.  
But the original image from the magazine layout haunted my mind, below..... and ever since I saw this, I knew I wanted one in faux fur too......
Photo Credit:  Burdastyle
.....and think mine copies Burda's inspiration photo pretty well.  Only needing 1 1/2 yards of 55"/60" wide fabric, it is an economical faux fur jacket to make.
Purchased this faux rabbit fur fabric at JoAnn's for a total of $13.50......
....and a most luxurious black velour fleece fabric at my local WalMart for a total of $9.00.  $13.50 + $9.00 = $22.50 grand total for a fully lined, cozy, comfy faux rabbit fur jacket.  Not bad.  By the way, this velour fleece is the best!  It has a luxurious feel to it too and I will definitely be going back to purchase more for another future jacket/coat.  This jacket is fully reversible.
Beware when cutting into the fur!  Fur goes everywhere!  Disclaimer:  no animals were hurt while making this faux fur jacket.  :)
This is a size 38 with the upper back neck area narrowed a bit.  Seems to be something I always have to do.  Otherwise no modifications.  Worn here with the NewLook 6216 gray corduroy pants and the Ottobre draped top.
Below is the back view with the completed (unblogged) anniversary dress.  This evening's sunset was especially pretty.
Thought I'd also include this photo below of the unblogged anniversary dress along with the jacket.  They go together nicely.  I'm behind in blogging some of my recent work, so hopefully the dress will be up soon.
Love, love, love this jacket!  The velour fleece lining makes it so warm and the jacket is reversible.  No photos of my wearing it fleece side out, but believe me, it's been worn both ways..... a lot!
Our 10th anniversary was February 10th, and my sweet husband surprised me by planning a trip to my home state of Alabama.  Oh what fun we had!  We spent one day at Alabama Chanin in Florence, Alabama..... a must see/stop when in Florence.  A most delicious lunch was prepared by Zach at The Factory Cafe, and we enjoyed a tour of the facilities that included the back area where the creative process takes place.  Not to mention much fabric was petted and purchased.  A wonderfully delightful day.
Even though the blog's been quiet, lots of new garments have been made.  I hope to write about them soon, but in the meantime all work can be seen and followed along on Instagram

Happy Sewing Everyone!
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