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.


Anonymous 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.