I've been wanting to work with faux fur and I'm so glad that McCall's 7257 was released. It's such an easy pattern, with limited seams to work with.
I cut the size medium and used the length from view D and the hood from view C. My fabric is this very luxurious Black and White Faux Fur Knit from Mood Fabrics.com.
I had never worked with any kind of fur before, so I had to quickly do research on how to start. I read that you (obviously) treat fur like you would any fabric with a nap, clearly the fur needs to be point down. I cut on a single layer, from the backside. I cut into the backing to completely miss the fur. You never cut across the fur! You don't want blunt ends. It should look natural. And I trimmed the fur down in the seam allowances so it would be easier to sew. I used a regular universal size 12 needle. And yes, it's messy as hell to work with. You'll need almost need a shop vac when you're done!
And what's outerwear without pockets!
Even though I'll never wear the hood, it's a great detail that adds interest.
My lining is a Silver Poly Satin. The poly looks good, but doesn't feel as luxe as a charmeuse would've. I wish I'd bought the charmeuse. Having a little bit of buyer's remorse. But if I make another one, I'll use it next time.
Overall, I love this new piece. It's chic, easy to throw on and it'll be worn a lot for this season.