Chanel goes Rocker

Added Nov 17, 2011

by Ralf Schmitz

Berlin, Germany

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Description

Initially I used a burda-pattern for this jacket, but than ended up doing so many changes to the pattern, that i may as well say, it is my baby now……….

This jacket is for my friend Martina again, and as she really loves a more masculine style, but i do not see her in all those men’s cloths, we ended up doing a compromise: a men’s rocker-jacket in a chanel kind of material (the material is to die for: silk and woll blend!!)

For the first time i used these kind of buttons in silver (you have to hammer them into the material and i have to say, that i do not like them that much, but i think, that they fit just great to the kind of look we wanted to achieve.

the lining is to different colors of silk…..

this project took me, due to the many alternations on the pattern and due to the way i wanted to have the look for a felt eternity, but now i am very pleased with it. What do you think??

Material Notes

Chanel kind of material in wool and silk blend
Silk lining
shoulderpads
1 big silver zip
silver buttons
matching thread

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Cardigan
Style
Business, Casual, Classic, Rock
Material
Silk, Wool

Credits

patternbase from

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    Aug 26, 2012, 11.32 PMby fashiontoppings

    I love this jacket !!! It would rock with a pair of jeans !!!

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      Aug 27, 2012, 05.05 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      YES, this is exactly, what it was ment for! thank you!!

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    May 28, 2012, 05.23 PMby laurakis

    what a great, cool looking jacket- have been looking at your projects, you are very talented! take care

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      Aug 27, 2012, 05.05 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much for this lovely compliment! that means a lot to me!!

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    May 20, 2012, 09.49 AMby shiela

    Was für eine urgeniale idee!! Echt toll!

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    May 14, 2012, 03.39 PMby josii87

    Oh die Jacke ist wirklich wundervoll! Wie viele Möglichkeiten es doch gibt den Bikerstil zu verfolgen!

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      May 16, 2012, 06.07 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      danke für deinen komentar und für den tipp an anderer stelle für den reissverschluss!

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    Apr 28, 2012, 12.19 PMby MiliaBilia

    This is SO cool! Awesome|

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      Apr 29, 2012, 06.49 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much!

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    Feb 7, 2012, 12.17 PMby anamonde

    like it! will love it with short sleeves and flowered, für Frühling days

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      Apr 29, 2012, 06.49 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      can’t wait to see yours!

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    Jan 30, 2012, 10.52 PMby linamaus

    Wow, that`s great. You´re right, the fabric is to die for. I think I might try something similar. And I love your label, what a great idea not only to put a name.

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      Jan 31, 2012, 04.23 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear linamaus! thank you very much for your comment! i can highly recommend to do a muslin first with this pattern, as i had really quite an issue with the fitting of it. the labels come from danish company and have been surprisingly cheap :-)

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    Jan 29, 2012, 04.40 PMby Jodi Wade

    Love it! The fabric does look so nice. Love the attention to the small details like the D rings.

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      Jan 30, 2012, 06.16 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      you are so kind! thank you very much!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 09.47 AMby karenball

    That is one cool jacket! What a good friend you are.

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      Jan 30, 2012, 06.16 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much for your kind comment!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 03.24 AMby threadsquare

    Can I just be Martina? Pretty please?!?! I love the juxtaposition of classic and rock. It’s so dead on! I have a similar style jacket that I’m going to do up pretty soon… I may be begging for help on the asymmetrical zip!

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      Jan 7, 2012, 07.51 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      i have to confess, that i did and undid this zipper about 10 times before it has been on the right position, without beeing too wavey and looking right! thank you for your kindnenss!!

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    Jan 5, 2012, 04.01 AMby jimyshu

    Omg I want this so bad this is amazing!!!!!!!

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      Jan 7, 2012, 07.49 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much! i should start to do a production on that on :-)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.24 AMby ajtak7171

    Das ist der absolute Hammer!!! Machst Du mir so eine? This would be my style as well… ;-) Is there an “Interlining”? It looks so nice and “fluffy”…? Or is that just the silk/wool material? Either way, it is AMAZING!

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      Dec 16, 2011, 12.13 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      i allways use H 410 vlieseline as an interfacing and than use silke as the initial lining. thank you very much for your kind comment :-) i LOVE all your things very much!

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    Nov 24, 2011, 06.21 PMby zaarissima

    Classic, stylish, cool and also so elegant! Beautiful details outside and inside! Really beautiful work!

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      Nov 25, 2011, 07.12 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much for your lovely comment my dear! that is so kind of you!

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    Nov 24, 2011, 04.25 PMby squarebob

    i LOVE this so much amazing!!!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 03.42 AMby pixelink

    wonderful work Ralf : ]

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    Nov 22, 2011, 12.27 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Dear Ralf! You rock! I love the style mix and the fabric is spectacular. The exposed zipper is such a cool touch, takes away a lot from the seriousness of the material. Of course the finishing is not one stitch less than what we used to see from you:)) Beautiful work!

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      Nov 22, 2011, 06.54 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much for this lovely comment! i am so happy that you all like this jacket as much as i do :-)

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    Nov 21, 2011, 02.01 PMby wildflower31

    WOW!

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      Nov 21, 2011, 05.04 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you for “wowing” me :-)

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    Nov 20, 2011, 07.08 PMby chedean

    So. Kick. Ass. I want one!

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      Nov 21, 2011, 07.11 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank. you. very. much :-))

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    Nov 20, 2011, 05.07 AMby rossallia

    So adorable. I love the silk/wool fabric you chose. It makes it look expensive.

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      Nov 20, 2011, 09.00 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much for your comment……. the material feels so lovely, shame, we can not show that in the net :-)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 08.59 PMby poppykettle

    Ralf, this is AWESOME. I love the details – your owl labels, the different coloured lining on the sleeve, and the fabric is Divine. This friend of yours is one seriously luckly lady!

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      Nov 20, 2011, 08.00 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much! martina is such a lovely women, she really deserves every little thing i do for her!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 06.15 AMby table-calender

    omg, i love this jacket. so much. lucky Martina!

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      Nov 19, 2011, 04.27 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you very much! she got it today and is very happy with it :-)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 12.29 AMby domestic-divaonline

    This jacket rocks! The wonderful choices your made give it a feminine dash while keeping the masculine feel. I love this melding of attitudes. Just beautiful!

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      Nov 19, 2011, 05.45 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much for both, the compliments, and much more, for seeing, what i wanted it to be: a melding of attitutes :-) thank you again!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 09.51 PMby janene

    Wow. What a quality jacket. Another ‘doozy’ from you Ralf! I bet that fabric feels amazing. I have been hunting for some lovely wool recently and haven’t found the right stuff for a jacket yet. Its amazing how much more choosy we become the more we do! Well worth all those hours… and you still found time to add your label and that cute hanging loop!

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      Nov 19, 2011, 05.44 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear janene! i can not agree more: the more we do, the more difficulte it becomes, to find “the right” things (fabric, notions…….) thank you for your kind compliments!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 06.36 PMby chula123

    Kompliment !! Ich beneide dich um dein Talent, aber mehr noch beneide ich deine Freundin; solch ein tolles Stück. Auf den ersten Blick fand ich das Material schlicht und einfach und bemerkte erst bei der Nahaufnahme wie wunderbar der Stoff wirklich ist. Reissverschluss und silberne Knöpfe (auch wenn du sie nicht sonderlich magst) passen hervorragend dazu; vervollständigen den “Rocker-Look” sozusagen :-) LG (und dein Namensschild ist ja total geil !)

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      Nov 19, 2011, 05.42 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      liebe chula! vielen lieben dank für deine lieben worte! der stoff ist wirklich ganz wunderbar. fühlt sich total weich und doch griffig an und jetzt, wo die jack fertig ist, bin ich auch mit den knöpfen zufrieden (wenn ich auch glaube ich nie wirklich ein freund von druckknöpfen werde :-) ……… alles liebe!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 04.52 PMby Sewing And Style

    what an amazing work! It must get featured here!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 06.26 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      that is so nice of you to say, as i have never been featured with one of my projects as of yet :-)

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    Nov 18, 2011, 01.39 PMby strickmeise

    Lieber Ralf, Du bist ein Künstler! Mit dieser Jacke hast du Dich wieder selbst übertroffen! Mir gefällt die unaufdringliche Eleganz dieser Jacke besonders gut.

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      Nov 18, 2011, 03.34 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      danke vielmals für diese liebenswürdigen zeilen. ich wollte genau das erreichen: eleganz und etwas feminies bei all dem “maskulinen” der schnittführung.

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    Nov 18, 2011, 07.50 AMby hwoodjusto

    great way to reinvent that signature chanel fabric look…i always wonder about using that fabric to make something other than that classic chanel looking blazer…BRAVO MAN! great work…love your other items too…great to see a fellow gent who sews:)

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      Nov 18, 2011, 03.33 PMby Ralf Schmitz

      so good seeing more men here on the site! thank you very much for your comment and i have to give the compliment back: your projects rock!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 04.24 AMby caramia-made

    Fabulous as always!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 07.33 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      oh thank you so much caramia!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 01.45 AMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Ralf, I love this jacket. The hardware is great! Bravo!

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      Nov 18, 2011, 07.32 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      thank you so much gabriele! now, as it is finished, i love the jacket again (had a love-hate-relation to it for a while :-)

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    Nov 17, 2011, 10.03 PMby urbandon

    Wow, you may have outdone yourself (again) very cool jacket. Loving the clash of culture here. Well done.

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      Nov 18, 2011, 07.32 AMby Ralf Schmitz

      dear urbandon! i thank you again for your kind words! your comment means a lot to me!

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