I have been coming across a lot of sewing tutorial’s about faux fur. Collars specifically. It got me thinking about how I have assumed for years that faux fur was just ugly. I do know that it has come a long way from the old days when you could spot a faux from a furlong. (And people said things like furlong.)
One of the tutorial’s was Casey’s faux fur collar tutorial. I realized that I kind of liked the faux fur collar. Was it an awakening to a material that I had dismissed years ago? Or was I just dazzled by Casey’s adorable photos?
Before I could ignore the inner faux fur struggle I was having, Grosgrain Embellish Knit Month featured Casey’s tutorial. Along with a great interview. I was being worn down.
Then I saw the tutorial for Colette’s Removable Faux Fur Collar. I liked the look of this one, too.
What was happening to me? I am not a faux fur wearer! Why do I now feel the need to add it to my wardrobe? Was I yielding to peer pressure?
Then I saw this feature on InStyle UK. Faux Fur Finds.
So now I am more conflicted than ever. Will I have to dig deep to find the source of my faux fur repulsion so I can root it out and turn to the “fur side”? The online sewing world is not making it easy to stick to my decision on no faux fur.
I thought I would go to you, my readers. Faux Fur-Purr or Hiss?
What I’m listening to: All We Want, Baby, Is Everything by Handsome Furs