A friend gave me this faux shearling jacket. It’s really warm but the cut was not flattering on me at all.
I took the sleeves off and then got stuck for several months, completely uncertain of how to shape the shoulder. When I came back to the coat the solution seemed obvious, which is often my experience with getting stuck on projects.
I measured where I thought the shoulder seam should be and cut to that shape.
I also unstitched the seams between waist and underarm and took them in for a better shape. I then reattached the sleeves. I shortened the coat by about 8 inches, and replicated the turn-up from the original. Finally I added a snap at the neck for a better neckline. It was easy once I trusted myself with it, especially since the fabric doesn’t fray.
I’ve been wearing it non-stop so it’s kind of grubby in the pictures, but it’s keeping me nice and warm.