My littlest niece (LN) had her birthday (see desserts) and she chose a white faux fur for her jacket. I know that white fur will get dirty but as I said to her Mum when she smiled at LN’s fur choice, “We can always dye it later.”
I’ve been following 21 wale because she sews great gear for very young growing family so I thought that sewing for this 8 year old was doable.
This test version is a floral denim that had been sitting in my stash. Why test the pattern? I wanted to check the construction before I cut into the fur.
|Can you see the coat handle on the inside collar?|
I decided to sew the zipper in the front before sewing in the sleeves because I didn’t want the front opening to be wonky or have to battle with the full coat when sewing in the front zip.
Once the zipper was sewn in I attached the lining and then flat sewed in the sleeves, finished the side seams and hemmed the sleeves and jacket.
Both jackets have a coat handle to hang these coats anywhere.
I’ve whitened the pic below so you can see the true colours of the fur and how the fur lines up.