Added Dec 3, 2009
I’ve just finished exams so have been getting around to some of the ideas I’ve had over the past few months. This jacket is … ahem, strongly inspired by the classic Chanel tweed jackets that I love so much.
I made this over a few days, using McCall’s pattern 6177 from the 1960s (the packet has gotten damaged over the years and I can’t see exactly… looks like 1961) for a cute little mod jacket. I had to make the pattern smaller to fit me seeing as it was for a size 14, and changed the neckline to the round one I wanted.
I also used some fabric my mum got a few years ago on sale for $1.50/m, so it only ended up costing me a few bucks including lining.
It’s probably the most complicated thing I’ve ever made, and I’m so pleased with how it turned out!
It is fully lined in a black fabric that I was told is silk, but I suspect is polyester (either way it is gorgeously smooth and silky), with poly cotton bias binding around the entire thing. The pockets are double welt pockets, and I’m really happy with how well they worked. They sit really nicely and don’t add any bulk.
It has diamond shaped darts to give shape to the back, and darts to shape the shoulders and bust.
I also added some decorative fake cuff slit things and silver buttons.
I will definitely make more, I’ve made one more jacket since and think I’m hooked.
I can never find jackets to fit me properly, so it’s soo nice to have something custom made to fit perfectly!
It’s just entered summer in Australia… ugh I can’t wait til winter now!
Pink boucle outer (I think it’s boucle…), and black polyester lining. Polycotton bias binding.