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Chanel linen, silk and boucle mash up

Added Mar 17, 2015

by cchristie

Northern Ireland...






This jacket represents an enjoyable 4 days of my life. I made it on an intensive course dedicated to the art of making the Mademoiselle Chanel jacket. The course totally demystified the whole thing, as well as helping to get a good fit and seeing how to pronounce the shoulders. I can’t begin to imagine how long it may have taken otherwise! The pattern is Burda 03/2012 #109, with an extra panel inserted in the back to help give shape. Once you get your head around the concept of this jacket, it really is a ‘posh’ cardigan and I think it should be worn as such and teamed up with jeans and every attempt made to wear it out. Reputedly this was the workroom jacket style for Mlle Chanel, which took off as a fashion item when clients saw it. Any lengths can be gone to on finishing with braid or binding or using pockets and I think that is where most fun can be had. Apart from wearing it of course.

Material Notes

A mixed fibre open weave tweed in multi colour turquoise base




Garment Type
Linen, Suiting, Wool

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    Mar 21, 2015, 03.31 PMby velvetribbon

    You did a great job, Christie! Congratulation on the featured! I love your jacket in every details :)

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    Mar 19, 2015, 08.42 PMby Nokes

    Great job!!

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    Mar 18, 2015, 04.24 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Such a great item! These jackets are so stylish… one always is well-dressed having it on! The colour is great, fresh and bright, and any combination with the jacket will be winsome. Eternal classic is always a right choice:-) You look lovely, elegant and absolutely modern. I like your outfit very much:-)

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    Mar 18, 2015, 03.38 PMby TyMarie

    Great job on this jacket! Make sure to take a look at the bottom of our homepage this week for the Featured Member Projects. :)

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      Mar 18, 2015, 11.48 PMby cchristie

      So pleased to have my jacket featured! 2 years, 45 projects and many enjoyable hours of sewing Burda patterns. Very worthwhile

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    Mar 18, 2015, 01.51 PMby celestechen6

    Beautiful jacket! Striking as the iconic channel jacket. You must be so satisfied from the sewing it and wearing it. :)

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    Mar 18, 2015, 01.11 PMby Lucie Jones

    Great looking jacket! Gorgeous fit. Just what I would wear!

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    Mar 18, 2015, 09.43 AMby PennyMac

    The fit is excellent! Really great jacket,

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    Mar 18, 2015, 03.57 AMby Mokara

    It’s a wonderful jacket, very versatile too. I love the fabric and the mash up.

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    Mar 17, 2015, 11.37 PMby MaxMechan

    I love your approach. Wear it long and hard! It’s beautiful.

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    Mar 17, 2015, 11.23 PMby rita61

    Great jacket; fits wonderfully. Nice coloured fabric, and nice finish on the inside. :-)

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    Mar 17, 2015, 11.06 PMby RedBelka

    The jacket looks great! Love your shoes!

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    Mar 17, 2015, 10.57 PMby emilymai

    Wow look at the details inside the jacket. You’ve done a really great job. Love it.

    x Emily || http://www.maiattique.com.au

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    Mar 17, 2015, 10.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely jacket Christie! – and great fabric! Congrats to be featured my friend! :)

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    Mar 17, 2015, 09.42 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous jacket inside and out x

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    Mar 17, 2015, 07.26 PMby martinK

    love it, great work of sewing!

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    Mar 17, 2015, 06.42 PMby liliv-1

    I love this style of jackets and yours is really amazing, it looks like you’ve spent a lot of money on this!

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    Mar 17, 2015, 06.35 PMby cur-jargon

    lovely, beautifully fitting jacket! well done and the attention to details on the inside are so unique and fun.

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