Faux fur is more than just a bit of fluff this season.
Although an early 2014 street style staple, Shrimps' statement stripy fur jackets are still riding high with the faux fur trend. The label's distinctive stripes are a sure-fire statement piece for brightening up any outfit in the winter gloom - and every bit as easy to DIY.
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Sourcing tip: Shop around on eBay for the best deals on faux fur coats and comb your local flea market for the fur.
NB: You can also use fabric glue if you're not keen to get messy.
Very easyMeasuring and cutting in straight lines is the biggest challenge you're likely to come across here and while they're not quite as easy to get perfect as they look, they don't require any skill, just a steady hand.
TimeA few hours, at most.
Fancy a shag?
Use your patternmaster to measure a parallel line 4cm from the edge of your jacket and cut the fur along the line with your scissors. Measure and cut a line 2cm above the previous one and trim down the fur between the two lines as far as you can. Repeat the process by making a line 2cm wide and 3cm above the last one.
Cut two flat lines with the same spacing and width starting 4cm from the cuffs. The flat lines should look something like these:
Measure the circumference of your cuffs and the hem of your jacket. Cut four pieces for the cuffs and two for the hem; each piece should be long enough to cover the relevant circumference and 2cm wide.
Glue the faux fur pieces inside the flat, trimmed areas.