Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Repurposed Mink Fur Coat




Pick up the latest copy of Vogue Pattern magazine for a copy of my article on Repurposed Fur. I took a second hand store $49 mink fur coat from the '60s and redesigned it into this beautiful reversible sheared mink coat.

I sheared the mink myself to give it a more modern look and then redesigned it using Vogue 1060 by Sandra Betzina. I added a leather tie closure. The rainwear fabric came from Britex in San Francisco.

It was fun project to do. I am offering a Recycled Fur workshop next week at The Academy of fine Sewing & Design. I am looking forward to seeing what the students produce. Watch for another workshop to be offered in 2011.

2 comments:

couturearts said...

That article was really interesting. Where is the Academy of Fine Sewing and Design located?

Kathryn Brenne said...

The Academy of fine Sewing & Design is located in North Bay, Ontario, Canada which a 3.5 hour drive or 50 min. flight north of Toronto. Students come from all over North America to study here.