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......
.....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!
Oh, now I want a faux fur jacket! I have a metre in my stash, but it's not enough to make one with sleeves. I shall have to content myself with a vest, but I know that I will yearn for one like yours, it's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
A faux fur vest is a fantastic idea!! Thank you so much Sue! :)Delete
Very high end look! I'm thinking I'll try this pattern for my first go at a lined jacket. All three of yours look fabulous.ReplyDelete
With your super sewing skills this will be an easy make! Thank you so much Nancy! :)Delete
Beautiful jacket. This looks like a very simple pattern but in the faux fur it looks very up market. I have never sewn with faux fur but you are tempting me to give it a try.ReplyDelete
I'd never sewn with faux fur before and found it a very easy-to-work-with fabric and wonder now why it's taken me so long! My fear was the way it might handle stitching, and that wasn't a problem at all. The only 'problem', if you will, is the shedding..... fur goes everywhere! Look forward to seeing what you make! Thank you Jean! :)Delete
I love this jacket and am off to see if I have that pattern - because I have exactly the same fur, and I love yours so much I must have one too! I know one should not covet, but still....ReplyDelete
Yours is just so gorgeous and you look lovely in it. I like the dress as well, but know you were a little disappointed - I am hoping that with time it will turn into a dress you like because of what it is, not what it wasn't, if that makes sense. AC must have been wonderful, and I wish you many more happy anniversaries together.
Gorgeous jacket and very stylist too. Love your new dress :)ReplyDelete
This is a great jacket and it looks fabulous on you! :)ReplyDelete
Lisa - this is gorgeous! I follow you on IG and didn't realize you had a blog. Will have to rectify that and follow you now because I love hearing the backstory on a garment.ReplyDelete
Stunning jacket Lisa, and the anniversary dress is lovely too. I agree, they go so nicely together. Happy 10th anniversary to you and your husband!ReplyDelete
The jacket is wonderful, Lisa. I'm so glad it fulfilled your dreams for a fur jacket. Making it reversible means it'll do double duty for you and earn it's keep in your closet. I read your disappointment about the anniversary dress on instagram. It's such a gorgeous fabric that I hope you come to terms with it before too long.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful and versatile. You can wear this with a ball gown or jeans! The colouring is perfect for you as well!ReplyDelete
Lovely jacket Lisa. Just what I need, although not in fur, faux or otherwise. ;)It's 36 celsius here today!ReplyDelete