I Think I Like Herringbone…

How am I only NOW just noticing that both of these projects are herringbone?!?! HELLO McFly!

This dress has been high on my Wanting to Make list since I started back sewing. Very high actually and I really wish I’d made this earlier! I LOVE HER! I love everything about what attracted me to this design in the first place: the silhouette, the pleated wrap top, the bishop sleeves, the wrap!!!! All of it!

I hadn’t had any plans when I bought this super soft brushed stretch herringbone fabric from JoAnn Fabrics but it came together when I finally got this pattern.

The only modification I made was to add some length to the skirt.


Pattern | Vogue 8825

Fabric | JoAnn Fabric, Brushed Knit Herringbone Stretch Fabric

A while ago (a whole year ago), I’d seen an Armani Prive fur coat from the Couture Fall 2008 collection when a sewing blogger I follow, Susan, posted it to her IG timeline.

I died!!!! When I woke up, I decided that I was going to make it. I Googled herringbone faux fur and this beautiful fur came up at Mood. I went to Mood one weekend and got enough yardage to make this coat. I had a coat pattern at home that I modified to this length and silhouette, I made a muslin for it but I hated it. It started to get warm and I was a bit discouraged so I abandoned it and left the faux fur on my couch as a throw for a year. Ask anyone who’s been over this past year.

Pretty Girls Sew hosted a sew-along for a the McCall’s 7257 fur coat pattern and, though I followed it, I had no desire to make a coat until I saw a short fur version and said, “AHA! I’ll make a short version of the Armani Prive coat.” I made no modifications to the coat but felt like I should’ve straightened down the side seams to make it less A-line. I added no closures but will probably make a leather belt for it or something in the future.

Fur Coat

Pattern | McCall’s 7257

Fabric |Mood, Faux Fur Herringbone – ONLY 10 yards left

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Your coat and dress is fabulous. I have that same coat pattern on my list to buy next week when the pattern is on sale. Is that Sew-a-Long still available to follow? If so where do I go to view it? That Faux Fur looks amazing, and much better than anything I seen at JoAnn Fabric, well worth the money.Great job.


    1. Thank you so much!!! Appreciated!! That’s exactly why I spent the money to get this. It looks so good!! I’m actually late for the sew-along myself. Not sure howuvh is posted on the Pretty Girls Sew site but I follow the hashtag on Instagram. I saw one coat and instantly decided right there to make it. The type of fabric is a huge factor!!

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  2. I forgot to ask if you got your lining fabric from Mood fabric as well? Thanks in advance


    1. I got it from JoAnn Fabric. I didn’t want that tho. Traditional shiny lininf material. This is a thicker poly

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      1. Ok thanks. I end up buying a lining from Mood & I believe it’s the traditional one. Again thank you for your help 😊


      2. You’re so welcome. I’d originally gotten a traditional one from mood too but went with the poly. The mood one was too shiny and a bit thin. This lining adds some added warmth.

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