I really liked the way this jacket (from Simplicity 2150) turned out, however, faux fur is going on my “do not sew” list.
I found this faux fur on Fabric.com, along with the Pongee lining, which I LOVED! I might even have enough lining left over to use for another upcoming project. Before I started sewing, fortuitously, I received an email from Sew Daily with tips on sewing with faux fur.
So after cutting it out in one layer, trimming the seam allowance (well, some of it, at least), and basting… LOTS of basting, I still had trouble sewing it in one place, which is why it goes on my “do not sew list”. When I was attaching the lining to the faux fur, sewing through three layers of faux fur along the collar proved to be a challenge: it just would not fit under my presser foot. Instead of giving in and painfully hand-stitching that section of the jacket, I pulled out the quilting foot that came with my machine, and due to it’s “high shank”, I was able to use that to sew it together. Also, had I used binder clips instead of pins, it probably would have made managing those four layers (including the lining) a bit more manageable.
Regardless, I like the jacket. It’s definitely a fashion jacket, not one I’ll wear every day. For some reason, I really like zippers (or at least, a series of button to keep my jackets and coats closed) and sleeves that cover my wrists.Share on Facebook