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REMOVABLE FUR ON A REVERSABLE PARKA I…

Nancy_DeVault | Posted in The Archives on

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I am replicating a WWII military parka. It is made out of cotton poplin and has fur attached to the hood and cuffs. The parka is reversible. The original must have been dry clean only. I would like to make the fur removable so that I can wash the parka.
I need ideas on how to make the fur removable without it appearing that it is removable. It must also work for both sides of the parka.
Zipper? Velcro? Buttons?

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  1. lin_hendrix | | #1

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    Hi Nancy,

    Back in my pre-fur-awareness days I used to own a leather coat with a detachable fur lining and collar.

    The way they did the collar was the fur was faced with a piece of sturdy wool(?) flannel; large, heavy duty snaps were attached to another piece of wool at strategic points. The snapp'd wool was then whip stitched around the edges to the faced fur creating a kind of collar shaped pocket. The opposite side of the snap was attached to the underside of the collar. With or without the fur collar the snaps did not show. The bulkiness of the fur pretty much hid any outline of the snaps

    The lining was attached by means of two separating zippers at the fronts' insides. From the inside, the zipper tape did show when the lining was out and the jacket hung open.

    --lin

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