You will need
  • - sewing supplies
Before starting to work try on a fur coat. Decide where you want to cut (shorten, replace damaged parts, etc.). During preliminary calculations, remember that a fur coat is a type of clothing, having to sit on the person is relatively free (so you not only stand and walk but also to sit). Also in winter we often wear an extra sweater, jacket. So after all your transformations coat should match all these requirements.
Mink coats are made of separate skins. But these skins are so well connected that it seems as if a coat consists of a single piece of fur. So if you decided to alter a fur coat of mink alone, then, first strut lining. The only way you will be able to see the seams connecting the many mink pelts.
Your further actions depend on the initial concept. If you want to take in a fur coat, strut sewn together the pieces of fur in places, marked by dashed lines in Fig.1. Cut the excess fur. Baste (very carefully) pieces of fur back to each other. Try on a fur coat. If the item sits well on you, the buttons are easily fastened even with a sweater, a ripped shivaite elements between a capital (this can be done both manually and by sewing machine).
If you want to shorten the coat, the thrust lining, cut the necessary amount of fur. Consider the seam (have fur they can reach up to 3cm).
And in case of damage of individual parts of the fur coat (moth eaten fur in a certain place, or had the pile) you can resort to one design trick. If you have a long mink coat make her a striking fur jacket casual.
Cut off the bottom part of the coat (Fig.2). Strut the pieces of fur. Replace the damaged fur, lousy instead wedges from the bottom. Your coat will become more free, and due to the lack of damaged areas will look like new.