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A little bit of Chanel

Added Jun 21, 2011

by carolyn-s

Perth, Australia






Made using Vogue 7975 view C, of completely divine, but very pricey, thickly spun and woven wool. Fully lined with a thin and floaty silk, and edged with a rather Renaissance, intricately twisted wide black braid. Lining attached mostly by hand, as was the braid. Braid edges mitred in the corners.
Yes, largely a hand-tailored labour of love…
This is a jacket I made a few years ago, but I just discovered it again and was so newly pleased with it I just had to put it up here…
also on my blog here

Material Notes

handwoven wool, silk lining, braid for edging




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear
Silk, Wool

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    Jul 30, 2011, 10.37 PMby tessacunniffe


    I am making a Chanel inspired jacket too – I was just wondering when you quilt the fabric can you see the seam/stitching on the outside of the jacket?

    I have just started quilting and the seams are really obvious so not sure if im doing this properly or not! Tks!

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    Jun 21, 2011, 05.35 PMby wzrdreams

    So gorgeous and perfectly timed. I am ramping up my materials and research to start my own Chanel with this pattern. Any comments or suggestions on the fit of the armhole and sleeve? I’m expecting to raise the armhole but won’t know how much until i make a muslin.

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      Jun 22, 2011, 04.46 AMby carolyn-s

      Thank you! With regard to the pattern I used, Vogue 7975 is a good one, since it is so basic; quite plain and without fancy features. Good for my project since my fabric was very thick and bulky… I found the fit to be very good everywhere, except for the bust (too big on me), which was easy to fix as I just sewed the princess seam a little deeper across the bustline, problem solved. This is my usual issue with Vogue patterns however, so I was expecting it…
      If you are using a high quality wool as I did, it sews and shrinks beautifully into the sleeve cap.
      Good luck with your jacket!

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    Jun 21, 2011, 08.47 AMby Anne Wagenhauser

    I love the fabric, it works really well with that shape. Excellent.

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      Jun 22, 2011, 04.47 AMby carolyn-s

      Thank you very much!

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