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Offline Rani Zemirah

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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--update with new questions
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2013, 01:08:53 PM »
Sounds like the shaving should take place out of doors, maybe?  lol
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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--update with new questions
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2013, 02:12:39 PM »
Forget brushes!  Hoover the fur as you go!   ;)  And wear a dust mask!  (We face more fur-shaving escapades this coming month...   :'(   But the money will be good!)

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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--update with new questions
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2013, 02:22:52 PM »
Thanks, all! Sounds like rotating a dart to the side seam is the way to go. :)

And, honestly, I have three big, long-haired dogs. I don't think we'll notice a little extra shedding in the sewing (aka living) room! LOL

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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--update with new questions
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2013, 08:03:17 PM »
And... we have SHRUG!!



And a back view, a little wonky b/c I haven't trimmed or combed the seams yet.



I did realize, after sewing this up, as well as a microsuede lining... that I don't actually know how to line it. I'll probably leave it as is for the weekend (I think it's shedded its last, for now), but I would like it to be fully finished eventually.

Erm... help? I would normally bag line it, but beyond the little fiddly bit of closing the opening for turning it... along the fur (!), I'm not even sure how to handle the armholes (normally I turn through shoulder seams). I could just do it all by hand, turning the edges under & blind stitching... but neither fabric seems amenable to that method.

Anyone have advice before I irrevocably trim all my seams?!

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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--updated with PHOTOS!!
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2013, 04:12:43 AM »
Cut your lining with a small turning, and turn it in and whipstitch it to the raw edge of the fur.  It'll be hard work, but effective!

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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--updated with PHOTOS!!
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2013, 04:48:09 AM »
Cut your lining with a small turning, and turn it in and whipstitch it to the raw edge of the fur.  It'll be hard work, but effective!

Its looking good. But I think what Kate suggested is the way to go. That is the method you see with quite a few real fur pieces.
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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--updated with PHOTOS!!
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2013, 07:23:51 AM »
So I leave the edge of the fur unturned then? The whipstitching is the only thing finishing the fur edge?

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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--updated with PHOTOS!!
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2013, 07:44:34 AM »
No, but it's probably one of the easiest!  It won't fray or ravel, and the whipstitching is easier through the single layer of fur fabric!  You could shave the seam allowances and turn it under, but it'll leave you with a thicker lumpier edge that is much harder to sew through.

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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--updated with PHOTOS!!
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2013, 01:11:49 AM »
Ooooh...pretty!  I'm afraid my "useful" suggestions are at an end, since I haven't a clue as to how to line something like that.  I AM looking forward to seeing it worn, though!  Can we get a pic if you modeling it for us, or do we have to wait for the garb shot?  :P  lol
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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--updated with PHOTOS!!
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2013, 08:40:42 AM »
I got to see this piece in action on Sunday. It looks fantastic!
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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--updated with PHOTOS!!
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2013, 01:17:53 PM »
I know you already sewed... but... since it only has one seam I would line it before stitching.  Then turn the seam and stitch as you normally would.  You will have an edge on the inside but this seems like the easiest way.
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Re: (Faux) fur shrug--update with new questions
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2013, 05:28:31 AM »
Forget brushes!  Hoover the fur as you go!   ;)  And wear a dust mask!  (We face more fur-shaving escapades this coming month...   :'(   But the money will be good!)

I still chuckle every time I read this post since I can picture the scene exactly, having been there.

Gem- you looked exotically beautiful in the completed outfit.
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