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The 80s are back - just peek at the faux fur coat I'm sewing

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Work continues on the Fabulous Fur faux fur jacket with another two hours added on to the total production time. After I sewed the jacket together I tried it on and couldn't stop laughing (and thinking of Dynasty )! What you might not be able to see well on GiGi (my dress form) is how big this jacket is! The shoulders are H U G E!!! You'll see what I mean when I have it completed and am wearing it. The shoulders are huge because they are shaped with three darts in the sleeve cap. I suppose it makes sense that the shoulders are oversized as the pattern is from 1989. All of the Fabulous Fur patterns that I own only have fashion drawings on the front and line drawings on the back so it is difficult to determine exactly what the final outcome will be. Fortunately, this particular jacket is being made for a specific event - and that event calls for a vintage or retro style faux fur coat or jacket. That means this will be perfect! The sewing was a breeze until I reached t