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Chanel-inspired jacket with Lagerfeld dress

Added Dec 27, 2011

by smurfette2010

Vancouver, Canada






I totally fell in love with this Burda 7303 pattern the moment I saw it. Because the style is so versatile and can be worn for many years, I bought an expensive Anne Klein wool boucle and lined it with a silk lining. I spent a lot of time cutting out the fabric and even interfaced the whole jacket with a jacket weight interfacing. I was worried about not being able to find a good trim, but luckily I found something that was nice and sparkly to match the fabric. I probably spent about 10 hours on this jacket from beginning to ending because there is a little bit of hand sewing as well.

I absolutely LOOOOOVE this jacket and have worn it many, many times. I wore it to a black-tie wedding with my Karl Lagerfeld dress that I got from a friend on a film set sale, where I received a lot of compliments on the jacket. I also like to wear it with a black turtleneck or oversized black or grey t-shirt with leggings and over-the-knee boots, tres chic. No one can believe that I made the jacket myself.

Material Notes





Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic
Silk, Wool

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    Jan 26, 2012, 07.13 AMby Luiza Grooks

    the jacket is timeless and it looks like it is from expensive chanel shop. well done!

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    Jan 1, 2012, 02.56 PMby bohemiannow

    Stunning! Well done!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 08.46 AMby poppykettle

    The boucle fabric is a gorgeous colour – well done on a nicely finished jacket!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 04.53 PMby mememe-1

    This jacket is absolutely gorgeous! Such a nice style, I bet it’s very easy to match it with any kind of clothing – looks like it can go perfectly with everything!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 02.54 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Very cute and elegant! Nice work!

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    Dec 27, 2011, 08.53 AMby A Sewing Architect

    Great job! And it’s really versatile. I guess you will wear it very often. :)

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    Dec 27, 2011, 06.28 AMby monikapullerits

    I absolutely love it! Its exactly something i want to do myself. Nice pocketflaps, or are there pockets too? Looks something out of an expensive shop ;) And that should tell you that you did a great job people compliment your jacket instead of your dress :)

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      Dec 27, 2011, 05.43 PMby smurfette2010


      It’s just a pocket flap but you can easily convert it to a real pocket. I think BurdaStyle has a tutorial on how to make welt pockets.

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