Alright, guys. You may have noticed that I am not your go-to girl for ideas on how to hack a pattern. There are some people who inhabit that niche in the sewing world beautifully, but I am decidedly NOT one of them. Throughout my life, I’ve often thought of myself as faux-creative. What I mean by this is that if you give me a great recipe, I can give you a great meal. This holds true in the literal kitchen, where I can cook anything and everything from a recipe and make it taste pretty authentic, but if you give me a handful of items and ask me to go to town Chopped-style, you will find yourself sorely disappointed. It translates out of the kitchen, though, into almost all creative aspects of my life, including sewing. I’m always so impressed by those of you that see a RTW piece and hack an existing pattern into a perfect match… But that just ain’t me. But today, I’m showing off one of my more detailed attempts at pattern hacking!
After one hundred obstacles along the way, I’m finally sharing the faux fur coat that I sewed at the close of 2019. It is perfect timing – it is finally getting cool enough that I might be able to wear this outside soon! Sewing with faux fur was so intimidating to me, but I am so thrilled to be able to say I MADE THIS COAT!
I’ve been instagram stalking the Berlin Jacket for so long now. I follow the hashtag, and every time a new one pops up, I stare lovingly at it and admire what a cool, laid back vibe it offers while still making a very stylish statement. Over and over, I’ve heard other sewists talk about what a quick and easy project it was, but no matter how many times you guys said it, I just wasn’t buying it. How in the world could a sleek, fashionable JACKET be a fun, simple sew?? Spoiler Alert – IT IS!