Fur & Pleather Pleasure
IS MOOD CLASSIN’ ME UP OR WHAT. This is my third non-technicolor dress! Second in black AND white! I am going to name this combination Rejectnocolor. It rejects color! Especially of the Technicolor genre!!
But close up, this fabric from the Mood Fabrics NYC store is just as insane as any Oz-toned yardage. Behold:
Lookit the furry amazingness! LOOKIT!!! Yep. This was another one I ran around the store with, unwilling to lose sight of its three dimensioned deliciousness for a moment. Editor’s note: This ivory faux fur with an embossed reptile print in black is also one of our favorite fabrics to stop and pet at the NYC store. Call 1-212-730-5003 and ask for the wool department to order. UPDATE 12/18/13: Waah! We are all sold out of this fabric! —Meg at Mood
She was labeled poly fleece, and she was ever so easy to sew with… supple, with a great amount of stretch. Although I usually serge my stretchy stuff, I sewed this pattern up (vintage Advance 9545) with a longer straight stitch for the fitting, and found I didn’t need any more insurance than that. In the end I didn’t even need a zip.
OONA LEVITATES AWAY ON CLOUDS OF WHITE FAUX FUR
I thought I’d create side seam slits, wrapped in pleather bias tape: in my mind it was going to be a tuxedo effect. But, I veered off into godets at the last minute. As you can see, the godet, she is ripply, so I may have a seam ripper in my future.
That’s actually A-O-Diddly-K with me, because while I’m at it maybe I’ll add some pleather cuffs… and rhinestone buttons… I swear, I thought this dress was finished, but seeing the pictures, and remembering how fun this was to sew up, I wanna dive back into it. And I gets what I wants.