Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Craft Post: Deer Accessories

For several months, I have been on a quest for faux deer fur to make a collar, similar to one Innocent World made. It surprised me how many different types of mythical tiger furs I could find, but no simple spotted deer fur! I wanted the piece not only for myself, but for a student-produced fashion show that I will be designing for at the end of the school year. After scouring the internet to no avail, I came upon this little treasure!  A toddler's Bambi jacket! for $8.50 shipped! My heart leaped with joy! When it arrived, I promptly cut it up and made a large and small collar. I also plan to make ear muffs, boot toppers and maybe a muffler if I have enough fabric...probably not ;)

Innocent World's lovely original 

The original jacket (Sharpie for size comparison)

A work in progress stage of the small collar, which as the jacket's original collar
Work in progress stage of the large collar

finished (hemmed over) small collar

finished large collar <3


Plans for earmuffs. The headband looks like chocolate icing, doesn't it?


  1. A very nice crafting post! I salute your ingenuity. I love that ribbon and the headband. Mmm chocolate icing...

  2. I like! That IW collar is gorgeous, and so is yours.

  3. I got that toddler coat to do the same thing! Yours look lovely with the brown ribbon.

  4. Adorable! I have been looking for fur like that ever since that collar came out to make a knock off one, but this is such a better idea!

  5. Nice! I love the larger collar and the fur design is so cute!

  6. That is so cute! that jacket was such a lucky find, those collars are adorable ;3;