The Style Prodigy DIY: Faux Fur CoatWednesday, December 23, 2015
I’ve been a big fan of watching DIY tutorial videos on YouTube and always thought and daydreamed of creating those kinds of videos myself. Weeks ago, I finally had time to film and edit; so, before the year ends I can fulfill one of my goals. This is my first ever DIY tutorial on my YouTube channel and hopefully not the last! I have a notebook filled with future DIY video ideas and I really hope I’ll accomplish them all :)
Recently, our block planned a Christmas costume party and I honestly had no idea what to wear. I really wanted a Scream Queens-inspired costume (I am so obsessed with the show!!!) but I find these faux fur coats from H&M, Zara and the like really expensive. To think that I’ll just wear the faux fur coat during the party, I really don’t want to spend thousands for it.
I thought of an idea to create the faux fur jacket instead. I remember a year ago, while I was shopping for fabric, I stumble upon someone who was selling faux fur! I just ignored it that time because I was so focused on buying the perfect marsala fabric for my dress.
On December 6, 2015, I went to Divisoria to buy the faux fur. It was chaos. The entire place was filled with Christmas obsessed people. I went to Divisoria around 1pm; I got home around 5pm. I also snapped a photo while I was stuck in Ylaya Street. I was insane! I ended up buying only one yard of faux fur. Initially it’s around PHP1,000 but you may ask for a discount to either PHP700 or even PHP500 if you are really persistent.
Here are the materials I used:
For the transparent paper, I used a medium sized one so I needed to create two separate halves of the body piece and tape them together. You may buy a bigger transparent paper so that you will not have to tape the two half patterns together anymore
Thread and Needle
A jacket for reference
If you have a faux fur coat, I think it’s best to use that for reference.
Pencil and/or Highlighter
1 yard of Faux Fur Fabric
Initially, I think it is best if the faux fur direction of the entire coat is facing down, due to the small amount of fabric I bought, the fur direction was all over the place. If you want you may buy at least 1 and a half or 2 yard of faux fur
First, I traced one side of the jacket reference on the Manila paper. Remember to add a ½ inch seam allowance for the pattern.
I then transferred the pattern to the transparent paper. If the transparent paper was big enough, I would have folded it and traced the reference from the Manila paper to make the body piece. But instead, I just traced the half pattern and taped them together to make an entire body piece.
Trace the body piece pattern on the back of the faux fur fabric. We will need two body pieces. One body piece (the one that will be placed on the front area will be cut in half, you may also add zipper if you like)
For the next step, you will trace the sleeve of the jacket reference on the Manila paper with a ½ inch seam allowance. Fold the transparent paper and trace the sleeve pattern. Like the body pieces, we will need two sleeve patterns.
Then, trace the sleeve pattern on the back of the faux fur fabric.
Start pinning the sides of the body pieces together to prepare for sewing. Pin also the sleeves to the body pieces. Start hand sewing the sides after pinning. You may use a sewing machine but if the faux fur you will be using is big and fluffy, it is advisable to just hand sew it.
After following these steps, you now have your very own faux fur jacket :)
I hope you enjoy this tutorial and if you have any DIY requests, leave a comment below!
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016 x