When it comes to faux fur, they are certainly not all equal. I will admit I’m a fan of real fur, the softness and luxe of real fur is undeniable but I think this season’s faux fur has made me a believer. When I ordered this faux fur, I was skeptical simply because I’ve tried faux fur in the past from other retailers and have been overwhelmingly disappointed. So I wanted to give it another try and crossed my fingers I wouldn’t have to add another faux fur disaster to the toss pile.
When it arrived, I opened the box and instantly fell in love. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it feels amazing and very authentic. It has a very nice weight and it’s extremely warm. This fur is easy to sew and line.
Faux fur sewing tips:
-Make sure the pile is combed down in the same direction for all pattern pieces.
-When cutting the fur, try to push the long hairs out of the way and cut the base of the fur. This will help with stray hair covering your sewing space.
-Lining will automatically roll the edges forward for a finished look
-Make sure you pick up fur hook and eye closures.
-Double stitch seams
-When placing the pattern, place on the wrong side of the fur
I lined the coat with a bemberg I had in my stash which is perfect for a high static faux fur.
The pattern I used was vintage Simplicity 6632 with the following pattern alterations:
-Added 5″ to the length
Chandler’s coat was made using New Look 6927 with the following alterations:
-Removed 6″ from the length
-Removed 2″ from the side of the pattern which removes the A-line
-Removed the buttons