That is me with this post.
It’s kind of been on my sewing bucket list. Let me tell you how I sew:
I lay out stuff and mimic them. I sketch on napkins and I chew on my bottom lip while I’m trying to figure it out.
It’s super “professional” i.e. you aren’t allowed to look inside of my projects….(I don’t have a serger. Husband keeps thinking I need to buy one…but it intimidates me) So a coat just seems like super time consuming project.
and I’m lazy. But I’ve been wanting to make one…and since Halloween is coming up…and it’s pretty pointless to buy a costume because here in Idaho it just gets covered up with a jacket…. So I thought a jacket that doubles as a costume would be a hit–plus it’s not too themey that you can wear it all year long! Supplies were 1 1/2 yard fabric (inside was soft sweatshirt material) and outside was a herringbone that I bought oh about 5 years ago. (hoarder alert!) I used buttons…some iron on heat transfer from Expressions Vinyl and yarn for the tail (which is removable!) basics….(don’t you worry. this tutorial isn’t really tutorial since I Like to wing it…..You could try THIS pattern if you need more step by step.) attached the sleeves at the shoulders to the back/front . Then I skip a bunch of steps like hems and buttons and pockets and sleeves and hood…and took this picture of how to do the ears….I added iron on vinyl to the top…. Then I thought it would be fun to add my own fox pattern on the inside of the jackets. Just found a fox silhouette I like and cut them out.
and then used an iron to press them on…
THIS is the Exact color vinyl I used
and added onto the pockets as well!
Then made a tail~I found THIS tutorial It’s pretty much the coolest thing ever! It’s a braid of yarn–and then you make these tassels and brush them out with a dog hair brush to make them all poofy. Then tie them on the braid!
and you have yourself a fun little fox costume! (I know she looks all serious…but her fox makeup when she smiled was so funny looking!) I love that you can take any jacket and turn it into any fun animals…a lion…a bear (cute pom poms for ears!) This coat was originally going to be a cat…then she changed her mind. cause she’s 7. this is her being a fox….