Category Archives: fur


Skirt blogged here, scarf blogged here. Boots and jacket are both RTW and at least 10 years old. The jacket might be closer to 20. I am old.

Using the Good Scraps

This scarf should come in handy as the weather gets colder. The silk lining fabric is left over from This skirt, and the faux fur is left over from this coat. Obviously, there was no pattern involved. I put a seam in the fur at the center back so the nap of the fur could […]

Wild Beasts

Every year, I make coats for my kids that they can wear in the fall. It’s a really rewarding project. They always love their coats and end up wearing them for multiple years. Thie year, for the first time, I let my kids pick out their own fabric for their coats. I took them to […]

Just can’t wait

My older daughter could not wait for insignificant events like completion of the garment. She HAD to wear it. It is 85 degrees out. The sleeves and hood are not attached. Oh, and it’s “itchy”. That what linings are for, honey. If you wait a bit, it will have one.

Furry Pocket

My kids picked out their own fabrics for their coats this year. My younger daughter picked this lovely genuine ewok fur* with magical pocket-hiding properties! *no actual ewoks were harmed in the construction of this garment


. The kids and I went fabric shopping in the city on Saturday. I let them pick 2 fabrics each. I have finished 3 of the 4 resulting projects, but have only managed to photograph one of them. This dress is made from leopard print fake fur, and I love it. I lined it in […]

Resistance is Futile

. The Chanel Fall 2010 collection has invaded my brain and refused to leave. The second I saw it, I knew that my life would not be complete until I own a fake fur miniskirt. Somehow, the ideal fur mini emerged in my mind in a dark green color. Dark green fake fur is oddly […]