Happy 2016, readers!
I made this faux shearling coat last week and gave it to my stepdaughter for Christmas. I’d love to make myself one, too, but doubt I’ll get around to it anytime soon. That’s the best kind of gift, isn’t it? Something you love,too.
This is the second version I’ve made of New Look 6416. In my first version, I rounded the collar and in this one I cut the pattern into panels to show off the shearling fabric edges. . I also added cuffs to the pattern. Well, not actually cuffs, but I lengthened the arms 3 inches then folded them over onto the right side.Instead of leaving the edges on the collar and front raw, I folded them over at the collar 5/8 inch. This made them look a little more hefty. I also folded the hem outward onto the right side instead of under, to show off the shearling look. The seams on the panels are sewn with lapped seams. This was a quick sew, since there are no facings or closures. Faux shearling is similar to sewing fleece. Although it’s found in the fur section, it doesn’t shed the way fake fur does. The edges can also be left unfinished.
content/uploads/2016/01/shearlingback.jpg”>The original pattern has only one piece for the back, so I cut it into two and added a center back seam, shaped the back a little at the waist , and then cut each panel into two pieces. I traced the pattern onto my pattern paper to do it. I had to then add seam allowance at all the new style lines.I liked working with this stuff! I have about a yard left and am going to make Gigi a little coat from this cute Burdastyle pattern for our trip to the snow.Another success with New Look, my favorite under three buck pattern line.