“Never be afraid to start over It’s a chance to rebuild what you want!”
~ Unknown ~
Hello sewing loves happy Monday! Yes it’s the beginning of the week and the weekends over but I figure if you ended up on this side of the ground, in your right mind then today is definitely a good day! Trust me after the tussle I had over the weekend with a Velvet project I’m working on I’m actually glad to see Monday! LOL The funny thing is as much as I tussled with the velvet headache I still had a blast spending my weekend in the studio doing what I love. While I currently have two projects cut out on my table including the velvet nightmare which I plan to complete this week I thought I better hurry and share this fur hoodie I completed back in February before the weather decides to change.
For those of us who love our furry friends or any animal for that matter not to worry all of my fur and leather projects are FAUX! Oh and just for the record I would work with Faux Fur over Velvet in a heartbeat despite the fur fibers/hairs flying all over the place including in my nose! LOLL I usually wear a mask when working with fur (I recommend you do the same) but unfortunately after cleaning my studio I couldn’t find it. I thought about stopping and going to purchase another one to save myself from an allergy attack but this project is so easy and went so fast, I decided to suck it up and keep it moving ( don’t do this loves its not worth it LOL).
For this project I used McCalls pattern 7688 the same pattern I altered for my grey neoprene hoodie (shared here) so if you’re interested in finding out what I did and how I created this hoodie click on the link of my previous post. While I thought about adding a little more fullness to this fur hoodie I quickly retreated from that idea when I thought about how wrong that could potentially go especially when it came time to take pictures. I mean I love bears but I really don’t want to look like one! Seriously depending on the type of fur you use it really can add a lot of weight to you visually so I didn’t think it would be such a great idea to do so at least not on purpose.
The hoodie is fully lined so it took about 2-2 1/5 hours tops to get it cut out and sewn up. Trust me outside of managing the bulk of the fur and cleaning out the seams (freeing trapped hairs from seams) this project is totally beginner friendly. Once I was done sewing this baby up it was time to decide how I was going to style it. I toyed around with how I was going to style this look for about an hour and after 10 changes I decided the best option was my faux leather flare leg pants I created several years ago (shared here). Again I already had the fullness of the fur so I wanted something slimming and I must admit this was a great option. Overall I love this McCalls pattern and have made it my official quick and easy go to hoodie pattern. No matter your skill level I can’t imagine anyone having a tough time with this user friendly gem of a pattern. Well loves that’s it for me today I gotta run my lunch is over and I’m headed to a meeting so I’ll catch up with you later!
Hugs & Happy Sewing
Hoodie McCalls 7688 - using Faux Fur purchased at The Fabric Shop La Puente. For the cuffs, waist band and lining I used some of the best Ponte knit I’ve ever purcahsed from Michael Levines.
Pants - Flare leg faux leather pants by me!!!
Clutch - a Gift from my sister-in-love!
Sunnies - Michael Kors purchased about 3-4 years ago.