You see, we had a movie themed party at work, and we chose the movie 101 Dalmatians. This coat was made for Cruella Deville!
Keep reading to see how I made it . . .
Whenever I'm going to make something without a pattern, I drape the fabric on myself to get a good idea of how I want the finished item to look. The white fleece is folded in half for this picture. And, the zebra fabric is just laying on my shoulders.
Doing this should give you a good idea of how the fabric will lay and whether or not the type of fabric is appropriate for how you'd like to use it. For example, the zebra fabric was a thinner fleece than the solid white fabric. Because of this, I knew it would never work as a collar without some support. It was at this point that I decided to back the zebra fabric with white fleece, to give it a better shape.
Making the Body of the Coat
I laid out the white fleece, folded in half. The folded edge is where the shoulders will be on the finished product.
Once I deemed the fit right, I machine stitched the two sides, changing the sleeve a bit, as I mentioned earlier.
Making the Collar
Also, note that I brought in a good inch and a half into all my edges, to give them some semblance of weight, like a real fur would have.