Resurrecting a vintage fur

Tomorrow is the wedding of two lovely friends… so today I’m trying to get myself prepared.
As it’s a Christmas wedding we won’t be able to float around bare armed with just a scarf or cardigan in case it gets chilly (not that I do so much floating myself!) …. and most of my coats aren’t really very weddingy…. so I’ve dug out one of my old vintage fur coats…


to be honest it’s the only fur I’ve still got that will fit me… it felt huge when I bought it in my early twenties and I think I made a few alterations then…
so I’ve let it out a little again and had to do sooo much fixing… it was originally handmade I think, out of lots of little pieces of fur and lined with silk. So now it’s all very fragile with some pieces of fur coming unstitched…


It’s been pretty laborious and my fingers are sore (it’s a bit like sewing thin leather) but I’m almost there.

Fingers crossed it’ll hold out for the day… and maybe I should start seeking out a new vintage fur… I’ve fallen back in love with them again I think :)


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