You know animal rights are important matter to me. As are the environmental issues too. Not to mention I know few facts about clothing business... and fur business. That is why balancing to wear and not to wear is quite often in my mind.
Well, that's why people don't see me shopping clothes so often. I want to avoid issues about breaking human or animal rights, over production, over consumption, over coloring, pollution, waste and drilling of oil. Just to mention few facts that are closely and tightly connected to fashion business.
I do have fur clothes. I am very aware of fur business problems; as I am faux fur business problems too, especially connected to drilling of oil. Because I am living on the arctic area and having much outdoor life all around the year I need warm clothes. When I was 18 and faux fur got frozen at the skin of my facial area I needed to tear it off with crying. More I was crying to realize it didn't work in difficult weather than the bleeding caused by the fact the faux fur fibers got off from my face only with the pieces of my skin. Pretty proper frost bites I had got because of it. The bites were still able to be seen after 15 years when the cold weather faced my facial area. Now they all are finally healed up. My heart is not.
But already then I found solution; recycling and wild fur. With wild fur I mean animal who has lived its life as wild and free and is hunted in fair traditional methods; not mass hunting but one man & one game. Some may call it free range or organic fur as well. Neither hunters should be blamed cruel. In Finland hunters do more practical grass-roots nature protection work than people we usually call conservationists.
neck to hem + shoulder to wrist (outside arm) is the right length for the lining and cotton.
I always use cotton wool padding called FinnFill. It is the best for the arctic winter. Actually around here the quilt makers have started to use it too because the padding feature doesn't fade away during the time like it happens with ordinary cotton wool padding fabrics. If you work with FinnFill you notice the other side of it is smooth and the other striped with fuzzy effect. It comes in this way as pictured above; striped side comes against the lining fabric. The stripes create "air pockets" which insulate very well.
As lining I used "wedding dress quality satin", not thinner lining satin.
Pin it all together; the lining and cotton wool padding parts. There should be something like two sleeves, back side (can usually consist of upper and lower parts), two front sides (can consist of upper and lower parts or central and side parts) and perhaps something else.
That's it. Now you have unpick the old lining and are just about to sew new one. See you later with tutorial part 2!