Faux fur is so much easier to sew up then I ever imagined. Seriously, people. I assumed I needed some secret skills I didn't have or consult and expert furrier's textbook or something. Not at all. I picked out a simple raglan 3/4 sleeve jacket pattern, BurdaStyle 12/2011 #113 along with this rabbit-like faux fur. I wrote up a complete blog post over at Fabric Mart's blog today, so you can hop over to read it if you want.
I've had these vague notions in the past about how I wanted my own fur but am totally freaked out by real fur... to the point I can't even touch one. I really like the classy lady/rock star/movie star look of them. Except I am sure I give off less of a ladies-who-lunch or rock out vibe and more of a fun Lucy-and-Ethel-wearing-cowboy-hats-with-their-furs-and-pearls-while-vacuuming the house vibe. But I don't even own pearls.
The pattern was a breeze to sew up and seemed to be sized a bit larger then I expected. I made my usual Burda size of 42 but with no grading up towards the hip as I normally need to. I actually had to take in the sleeve and bodice with about an inch (2.5 cm) since it was so large.
A weird thing here in Baltimore. there seems to be a bit of a (real) fur culture... I've seen a number of men and women wearing full on, full length ones... I wonder if I can blend in and now become a real local? This faux stuff is really hefty and super warm. But my hands were icicles when I took these photos, can you tell? Someone forgot gloves. I have lots more details on my Fabric Mart Fabricista post here.