Added Nov 14, 2010
I’ve been wanting to make a faux Chanel jacket for a really long time. In August I went to Hong Kong & Shenzhen & bought back a heap of fabric, including some for a Chanel jacket. I also bought a copy of ‘Couture Sewing Techniques’ & decided to make it.
I quilted the lining & facing together for every single panel. All of the lining seams are hand stitched (I used a machine for the facing seams). I left off the chain along the bottom hem as the trim was alreay quite heavy. The trim is a combination of two trims I bought in Shenzhen, that I hand stitched together.
This project took me a really long time to finish, I did a rough calculation & worked out it probably took me about 30 hours to make in total. I’m really happy with the results though.
I used a vogue pattern, V7975 as a basis & made a few alterations along the way. I put a heap of posts on my blog detailing all the steps I took to make this, so for more details check out my blog: Orchids In May
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