I don’t have an explanation for this jacket, it the exact opposite of things I was planning to make. It not very wearable and I definitely don’t need any more coats. To be fair after my last post, I was trying to be practical and make things I need. I tried making two different shirts both of which failed for various reasons. After all failing a couple of times, I was sick of being practical which is probably why I even consider making this yellow fur jacket.
One day I was going through all my fabric for some reason that I no longer remember I came across this yellow fur and just started playing with it. I ended up wearing it as a wrap and liking the weirdness. The idea then morphed into a jacket. It is a cropped jacket with 3/4 sleeves because I was running out of fur.
Since I had never worked with fur before I decided to research it a bit before hand and ended up doing a few things differently.To cut it out I traced the pattern pieces on the back, making sure my fur was going in the right direction then I carefully cut it out with my thread snips.While cutting out the pattern pieces the fur was shedding like crazy, so to combat the shedding I brushed it a few times. The only other thing I did was to brush the fur out the seam allowances, and I would pick the hairs out after it was sewn.
This jacket is also fully lined. I lined it using Grainline tutorial. Honestly, it was easy then I expected the exception being the sleeves. I messed those up a few times, as I didn’t know how to sew them together by reading the tutorial once I saw the picture it was obvious.
This wildly impractical jacket let me try out a few new techniques without worry. I found out the higher the “usefulness” of a project, the more I stress out about it and try to be perfect with everything. This is an excellent thing to know for my future makes, maybe I should stop trying to sew only practical things and get back to sewing things that are fun.