Added Jan 14, 2013
I made this jacket a few weeks ago as a homage to the Chanel Jacket. Now I know it’s much more basic than the Chanel Jacket but I was inspired by it and therefore I’m entitled to say that it is a homage.
I still can’t believe it, but I drafted the pattern myself! I used my own bodice pattern and it took quite some time because I wanted to make sure I did it right.
This fabric was a NIGHTMARE, I don’t think you can tell from the pictures, but it’s so loosly woven I really think that the employee at the store I bought it from sat a wove the fabric from black and white string. It was silly of my not to take this into account, the only think I did to manage the stretchiness and shapless-ness of the fabric was stay stitch EVERYTHING. Oh well, I guess you learn from your mistakes, right?
Anyway, I’m really happy with this! if you want to read more about the project you can check out my blog post
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