Updating the wardrobe before each season is a responsible event for any modern woman. But buying new things is not always possible. As a rule, for all this you need to have certain financial capabilities. Especially the purchase of winter things will cost a pretty penny. You can find an alternative and alter the fur coat with your own hands. Moreover, it probably hangs in the closet for quite some time.
Firstly, in order to alter an old fur coat with your own hands, you need to initially decide on its future style. Secondly, you need to check the fur for damage. After all, a moth could eat him. Such areas will have to be cut out or replaced with new fur.
To alter a fur coat with your own hands, you can make patterns yourself, based on your size and the parameters of the finished fur coat. And you can copy them from any printed fashion publication.
First, you need to estimate the footage of normal fur so that it is enough for the model you like.
How to choose a model?
Modern women are able to immediately decide onchoosing a style to alter a fur coat with your own hands. This takes into account:
- desired length;
- parameters of the old fur coat;
- women's size.
Tall women with standard sizes can wear any fur coat. But for women with a non-standard figure, elongated models are recommended.
Many overweight women love fur ponchos. If they are made of smooth fur, then they can be worn. And if they are too fluffy, then it is better to refuse such models.
What can be used in the alteration of a fur coat?
Before altering a fur coat with your own hands, you need to add some zest to the model. Quite often, the style is complemented:
- genuine leather;
- different fur;
All this is taken into account in the development of the model.
What can you do with an old fur coat?
There are several options for updating such clothes:
- sew in;
- completely change the style.
It is quite simple to change a fur coat with your own hands in such ways. It all depends on the fur and its quality, since in some cases it is necessary to work with natural material carefully.
Changing a mink coat
Where to start work to alter a mink coat with your own hands? Initially, you need to try it on. At this stage, what exactly does not suit the model is evaluated. As a rule, such fur coats have classic loose silhouettes. May be notarrange:
- shoulder width;
- product length;
- its dimensions.
As soon as a flaw is found, you can begin to space the seams in the place that will be altered. It is worth considering that there is also a lining that can be sewn in or be loose.
It is very important when planning a mink coat model to consider that it should be loose, as it is one of the types of outerwear.
It also draws attention to the fact that the mink coat consists of pieces of different sizes. If you start work incorrectly, then in the end the product will completely bloom.
If it is required to sew in the product, then the extra pieces of fur are cut out of the fur coat, and it must be stitched again. If large shoulders are removed, then the work may be slightly delayed. So, the shoulder seams are initially ripped, and if there is a high collar in the model, it is also torn off. Sleeves, back and front of the product are also subject to sewing.
Fur can only be sewn with special threads. In some cases, professionals recommend gluing the skins and seams. Quite often, doubler tape is laid in the line for greater strength.
Reversing the Mouton fur coat
This fur is quite practical to wear. Altering a muton fur coat with your own hands is quite simple. There is no need for gluing and laying doubler tape in the seam. The fur keeps its shape just fine.
You will also need to initially determine what exactly does not suit you in the model. Basically the snag will beonly in the shoulders and in the model. It is usually flared. The product must have a lining.
So, you need to start modeling a new fur coat, taking into account the chosen style. The product is completely ripped at the side seams and shoulders. The sleeves will be the last to be "restored".
A pattern is preliminarily drawn up on special paper. You need to build it according to your size, which take into account:
- shoulder width;
- chest height;
It is worth considering that fur coats from any fur cannot be fitted. On such material it is impossible to make tucks. They can just ruin the style.
Especially if it is a muton, which is lush and soft fur.
The process of creating a new Mouton fur coat
Individual parts are laid out on a flat surface of the table or floor. Paper patterns are attached to them with the help of special needles. They need to be circled with chalk or plain soap.
An important point: you need to outline the pattern with a small margin. This will make it possible to properly sew together all the details. As a rule, 1-1.5 cm will be enough for this.
Next, details are cut out with sharp scissors. This must be done carefully, as fur of any kind can crumble. The result may be a kind of "bald patch".
Once all the details are ready, they are swept together with a simple seam. Then the product is tried on, and its shortcomings are evaluated. Perhaps needed somewhereremove excess or release some fur.
After everything suits you in the model, you can start connecting the parts on the sewing machine. To do this, a special needle for processing fur is inserted into the equipment. She's pretty sharp. You need to stitch in a zigzag pattern so that pile creases do not form on the outside of the product at the seams.
Then the seams need to be processed, as the fur will constantly crumble during wear. To do this, use a special overlock or set up a specific seam on the machine itself. Quite often, the seams are trimmed from the inside with a satin ribbon.
Next, proceed to the assembly of the lining. Patterns are also laid out on its individual parts, outlined and cut out. Then they are swept away and the product is tried on.
It is worth considering that the lining of the fur coat should be 1-2 cm smaller in its parameters than the product itself.
The seams of the lining should also be overlocked or made invisible.
When stitching the lining fabric, you need to pay attention to the fact that the wrong side of it will face the back of the fur so that the product looks neat from the inside.
As soon as all the details, in order to alter the fur coat with your own hands, are ready, you can proceed to the complete assembly of the product. The lining is sewn to the seams on the shoulders and collar. Then it is fixed at the end of the sleeves. As a rule, it does not need a lower fastening, as it should be a few centimeters shorter than the product so that it does not peek out from under the floor.
It is advisable not to touch fasteners and other decorative ornaments in the process of altering a fur coat. It is unlikely that you will be able to fix them on your own. The product can only be spoiled by poor quality work.
In a similar way, you can alter the astrakhan fur coat with your own hands. Only working with such fur is much easier. It's not fluffy and doesn't crumble as much.