My thought on faux fur is a little bit goes a long way. This is why I decided against making a full faux fur dress hahaha! Anyway, scrolling through Pinterest I saw a jean jacket with faux fur accents (which I fell in love with), which was the basis of my inspiration for this challenge.
I started with a jean dress that I outgrew and a faux fur stole I scored at the Salvation Army.
This time I am going to start with the accessory: Shoes!
I recently thrifted these babies! I actually really liked the mirror heel, but alas it was time for them to go!
From the fur stole, I cut a small square and hot glued it securely around the heel.
So furry! I love it!
I cut the dress in half so that I would have enough material to make the bottom into a skirt and the top portion into a cropped jacket.
I folded over the top of the skirt portion and sewed all along the top until the last 1 inch. I left that open so I could thread the elastic for the waist band.
Threading the elastic.
I stitched up the elastic, overlapping by 2 inches.
\The Cropped Jacket:
I folded up the bottom of the jacket.
I wanted to line the bottom with the faux fur from the stole. I cut a long strip of fur.
I stitched the fur around the hem of the cropped jacket.
I traced the collar of the jacket and cut out a fur piece. Then stitched the fur onto the collar.
I repeated the same tracing and stitched process for the cuffs. I left the ends unstitched so that I could still button the sleeves but the buttons would be unseen.
Obviously, I need a shirt now that my jean dress is now in 2 pieces. I had this old black turtleneck that was in need of some help.
I removed the sleeves and unpicked the seam from 1 side of the turtleneck so that it would lay open.
The sleeves holes got a new hem. (I’m a rebel, I freehanded this!)
Once the sleeves and neck got stitched up, it was time to put this faux fur outfit together!
Faux Fur meets Real Fur!
My baby Ian was so sweet to help me with my pictures! Such a good boy!
Glamour shot of my furry heels!
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