Miss kitty fantastico
I finished my kitty coat and have happily wearing it for the last week. Apologies but you’re getting pictures of it on the dress form because I’m having a major skin breakout at the minute and photos would just be too traumatic. ( I’m going to book a doctors appointment so hopefully I’ll get sorted soon)
The collar fur is Icelandic sheepskin, and it’s a bit like having branston round your neck. The main trim is raccoon, also snugly.
the pockets are perhaps an inch too low, but it’s not the end of the world ( my inability to uses commercial patterns is not always without mishap)
The lining is peacock print cotton. I opted for cotton rather than a more insulating lining because I think it makes the coat more versatile – you can always wear a jumper underneath on cold days. It’s very warm anyway because of the fur.
there are buttons, and i was originally thinking I’d replace them with some handmade silver kitty ones, but having worn this a bit I’ve realised they’re invisible under the fur. This is probably just as well because I ended up machining the buttonholes, I did try to handsew them but the thread kept tangling in the long fur.
It looks good with the purple cloche hat Gareth got me last Christmas.
there are things called sewing companions, you’re meant to store threads and stuff in them or so someone said, but my sewing companion wasn’t impressed with that idea…