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http://blumberger.net/mbf/index.php I loved the whimsical faux fur throws Prada did for SS/11.   It seemed that everyone else did too, they popped up on every street style blog.  

Jane and I thought it would be fun to try and make our own version.

It was fun and super easy.  I made two throws in just under 2 hours.  The most important thing is finding really fun fur.  Click here to see where we purchased our fur.

I did get the Miu Miu shoes that I posted about last week.  I have no self control, but I loved this collection so much, I thought I would regret not buying them.  Click here to purchase.

This is the one I made for Jane.

Here’s how to make your own faux fur stole.

I started with a vintage fox stole that I already had, and used that as my basic pattern.  You can use a scarf too.  I made mine somewhat ridiculously long at 96 inches, but you can pick whatever length you like.  Mine is 11 inches wide, and I allowed for a 1/2 seam allowance.  I purchased only a yard of each faux fur, and it was plenty.  I purchased two yards of black satin lining at my local fabric store.  Using your pattern, cut two sides for the scarf out of your faux fur pieces.

Put pieces together, right sides together, and pin where the seam will be sewn. (it’s important to use a lot of pins while sewing faux fur, it really wants to slide.)  Trim the seam allowance after you are finished so there will be less of a bulky spot on the scarf.  Now cut your lining.  I seamed my lining in the center, otherwise I would have wasted a lot of  the lining fabric.  If you seam your lining, make sure you press the seam allowance.  Now pin the the lining to the scarf, right sides together.  Again, make sure to pin a lot!  Every 3 to 4 inches will work well.  Now sew your scarf together leaving an opening for turning it right sides out.  Turn your scarf out and push at the ends with a dull object to make sure it’s completely turned out.  Turn on a steam iron to high, and steam your scarf.  First, lay the scarf out and adjust the lining to where it should be.  Now, place a towel over the scarf and press down making sure to use steam.  (the towel is very important, you don’t want to damage the lining or fur)  I went all over each scarf two times.  Sew the opening closed by hand.

I know that Prada had the cute little fox tail appendage on their’s, so I’m going to attempt that on my next one.

We had a lot of obstacles to overcome during the project.

I hope this doesn’t sound too confusing.  E-mail me if you have any questions, but after Sunday, I will be in Paris, and I won’t have a computer.  I’m happily leaving it at home.

Have a great weekend!!

  • Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~
    June 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    WOW u go girl – looks fantastic – i don’t have enough ‘ump’ to do a DIY i don’t think ..

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika~Tiptoe Butterfly~

    Please stop by and enter~Light as a Feather necklace GIVEAWAY~ it’s an almost $50 value!

  • Hotsy Malone
    June 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Hello, just found you via your daughter on Twitter who I follow. Wow, were do I begin? Your Prada Faux Fur Stoles via DYI are fabulous! Love your new shoes as well, I feel like I’ve found someone who shares my sense of adventure in style. Can’t wait to get your next posting! Check out my online consignment store octobermoonboutique.com. sometime. Do you ever partner with other sites to do give-aways? If so, I would love to talk to you further about doing one on the store’s blog site.

  • Jessica Whitaker
    June 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Oh my goodness! That looks so chic! I need to dig out my sewing machine so I can make some!!

  • Nina
    June 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Wow! A brightly colored, faux-fur stole is not something I would usually wear, and it certainly doesn’t fit my wardrobe, but these look like so much fun! I was planning on making a faux-fur shrug from some left over fabric I have, but a stole would be nice too…
    Anyway, love the different fabrics you found (especially the black faux-fur with the longer white threads :))!

  • dragon fruit
    June 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    first of all, i just found your blog through jane’s and oh my god i LOVE IT!!! its amazing. and this DIY is so awesome I musttt try it because I was gushing over this piece too. excited to read more of your posts!!


  • Remi X
    June 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Super awesome, Judy!! I’ve gotta try this… love outrageous fauxfur!

  • Erin
    June 24, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I can’t believe you made these! They are amazing! Beautiful work!



  • SarahV
    June 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    What a fashion statement these are! I love it!!


  • Carlin
    June 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I just love the miu mius from this collection too! I got a pair in size 40 (usually 39.5) and they still seem small… have you experienced the same thing or is it just me? haha

  • Elly Owl
    June 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks for the link! The faux fur are amazing! I recently bought a faux ‘0wl’ fur from spirit hood. They’re so cute! Have been wearing it during this cold winter in Australia. I shall try to DIY a similar ones using the fur from that site.

  • Atlantis Home
    June 24, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Carlin–really? I got a 40, and they seem a little big for me! However, Jane found her spats ran small, while I found my ran a big large. Maybe this collection was all over the place size wise.

  • Aleksis
    June 25, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Yay for faux fur, and it looks amazing!

  • chauss
    June 25, 2011 at 3:14 am

    i LOVE yours!!!! wanna make me one?
    xo chauss

    p.s. i like how you slipped in the btw, paris apres dimanche…

    June 25, 2011 at 7:00 am

    I think it’s lovely. What a great job. Have fun in Paris!

  • DeniseAngela
    June 25, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Such gorgeous colours…… love that you made it!

  • Roz
    June 25, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I like seeing how people interpret looks or accessories from the catwalk – and that is an impressive stole. Unfortunately, the only faux-fur fabric I own at the moment is the remnants from a bear costume that was made for me when I was little. However, thanks for posting the instructions, and I will bear them in mind if I ever need a dayglo faux fur stole to compliment an outfit!

  • Maria
    June 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Great pics!

  • Corrie
    June 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I’m so excited to have found your post. I’m a vegan and always looking for fun “faux” items. Your stoles came out great and I’m excited to make one of my own!

    XO- Corrie @ http://www.brooklynbliss.wordpress.com

  • Jane
    June 26, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Love the scarves!! Love Kim — soo cute and such a fashionista!

  • candice
    June 26, 2011 at 10:28 am

    what a great idea! your stoles look amazing!!!!!!

    should def. put some up to sell on your site. im sure they’d sell out!


  • aclineo
    June 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    let’s hear it for faux fur WOOT!

  • kap
    June 27, 2011 at 4:58 am

    I WANT ONE OF THESE! I LOVE JANE’S (yours is fab too!)!!!! Are you going to make more and sell them?!

  • letiziabarcelona
    June 27, 2011 at 7:04 am

    this is so beautiful and it really looks gorgeous on Jane!

  • Anna
    June 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Great project, you girls look awesome!

  • Joan
    June 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    You are wonderfully creative! It’s so great when you so sew because the finished product is uniquely yours. Really enjoy your blog–both fashion and food!

  • Natasha Paiva
    June 28, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Veeeerry beautiful.

  • blue roses
    June 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    i love DIY-ing it, this is a brilliant idea!


  • Jedi Wright
    June 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Wow, these are fantastic! I’d like to feature your project in our upcoming newsletter, in a featured DIY project section. Okay to reproduce portions of your post? Our list reaches nearly 100,000 subscribers.

    Looking forward to hearing from you very soon,

  • Atlantis Home
    June 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Sure, go right ahead. I’m working on a few more projects with the fur too–I sure hope your neon green and pink mink are in stock soon! Love those!! judy

  • Dress and Dish
    June 29, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Beautiful! Both of you and the wrap, as always!!!