It’s a DIY: Faux Fur Coat

DIY Faux Fur Coat -

Happy New Year. I stepped away from the blog during the holidays because a chick was overwhelmed with life. But I’m back. I realized it’s almost February and I’m still recovering from the holidays. I’m still over here struggling to get started on some of my goals. Am I the only one?

After the holidays, to get away from everything I took a trip to Montreal for a few days. While trying not to over pack, I threw in this faux fur coat that I made back in November. Yes. November. I know.

It hasn’t really been cold enough in Atlanta to wear the coat but I knew Canada would be the perfect place for it. I was also supposed to submit it for the monthly sew-along over at Pretty Girls Sew. But I didn’t. Can’t say I even know why. I promise I’m trying to do better.

I found the faux fur fabric in a small discount fabric store not too far from my house. While there, I also picked up a few other faux fur options for future projects. The fabric hoarding is obviously still an issue. I chose the pink because it really stood out. It was the definite option for the coat.

I used McCall’s pattern 7257 to create the look. I lengthened the coat by two inches. Because I wanted the fur to look a bit untamed instead of having the super neat look at the bottom and sleeves, I hand stitched the bottom of the lining and the sleeves. A bit tedious and extra but I was all about the finished look. But can I tell y’all how much fur I had all over me, my mannequin, and the floor of my sewing room during the process and days after?

To complete the look, I pulled out the Asos thigh high boots. The same one worn here. Under my coat, I’m simply wearing black leggings and a black shirt. In a cooler climate, the coat can pair with some jeans and a t-shirt. Or even thrown over a fancy dress for the evening to stir up conversations and draw some attention. This is definitely a statement piece that will be a classic closet staple.

~till next time…ChiChi



  1. February 3, 2019 / 2:45 pm

    I love your work. This is seriously adorable! And the shoes are perfect with it. Pinning.

  2. leslie h
    February 3, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    Awesome look ! That coat is so unique and I love how you explain your making process/technique. Those boots are FIERCE !

  3. February 3, 2019 / 8:49 pm

    I love that and you look amazing! that is too cute. I cant wait to show my daughter because she will be trying to make her own. Thanks so much

  4. Kendro
    February 3, 2019 / 11:53 pm

    I love this look! Thank pink fur coat is everything! I love bold, colorful looks even in the wintertime!

    • ChiChi
      February 4, 2019 / 8:02 am

      Thank you Kendro! Yes…color in the winter is so refreshing.

  5. Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    February 4, 2019 / 7:53 am

    I love everything about this outfit. It’s both bold and stylish. You are definitely “werking” it too.

    • ChiChi
      February 4, 2019 / 8:01 am

      Thank you. That’s exactly what I was aiming for…bold and stylish

  6. February 4, 2019 / 8:34 am

    Love the styling and the fun color. I’d rock this too!

  7. February 4, 2019 / 9:35 am

    This coat is banging! I love a good faux fur and the color is so pretty!

  8. February 4, 2019 / 12:12 pm

    You’re amazing! I wish I could see. I haven’t really tried though.

  9. February 4, 2019 / 2:26 pm

    Well done! I was just telling a friend I have to purchase a new machine and get back to sewing. It’s been a while.

    • ChiChi
      February 5, 2019 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you. And yes…a new machine is the perfect jump start

  10. February 5, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    This is incredible, and I am ready to buy it off of you. The color is perfect and this style is so freaking hot, but can easily be a classic too. You killed it.

  11. February 5, 2019 / 10:11 pm

    Love this! I especially love the color and you saved yourself so much money by making your own coat!

  12. February 6, 2019 / 9:38 am

    Wow I cannot believe you made this yourself?! I remember making PJs in sewing class, this is next level. Love it!

  13. February 6, 2019 / 10:25 am

    I LOVE this look! I need that coat in red! (hint)

  14. February 6, 2019 / 10:29 am

    This is fiyah. I love love love this coat. Great job with it

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