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!
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 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.