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Faux Chanel Jacket

Added Nov 14, 2010

by roarah

Detroit, Michiga...






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 already 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.



Related Techniques


Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Other
Other, Satin



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    Mar 28, 2016, 08.30 AMby sewgrannysew

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    Nov 20, 2010, 05.37 AMby storres56

    I am loving your jacket. You should be proud of your accomplishment. It’s really beautiful.

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    Nov 15, 2010, 09.06 PMby honorroll


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    Nov 15, 2010, 06.24 PMby sunnilj9

    Oh my goodness, its simply and utterly chic! I love it! Looks right off the Paris runway! Fabulous, fabulous job!

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    Nov 15, 2010, 01.21 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

    Your jacket is beautiful!! Just went on amazon.co.uk and ordered the book on the techniques. Just hope I’ll be able to make a jacket as lovely as yours. True art! :-)

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    Nov 15, 2010, 08.31 AMby irmchen

    This chanel jacket is an exorbitant well made one! I want this!!! Such a jacket would be the evergreen in my wardrobe. Looks classy, and elegant… and I could combine it with so much pieces to change the look.

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    Nov 14, 2010, 08.45 PMby natski

    That looks fantastic! great job!

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    Nov 14, 2010, 11.54 AMby tilshmil

    Wow! Beautiful work! I love Chanel, can’t get enough of the classics.

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    Nov 14, 2010, 09.41 AMby zaarissima

    a really wonderful jacket and a great work!

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    Nov 14, 2010, 08.45 AMby janene

    Wow! What dedication…. and so worth it to gain such a stylish jacket. Im really impressed by the quilted lining too. I bet it feels so great to wear.

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    Nov 14, 2010, 08.29 AMby Natasha Venzke

    This is beautiful, very stylish

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    Nov 14, 2010, 07.27 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i really love your work and the finish of this jaket! it is worth every minute, you ever invested in it and you can be very proud of yourself for this result!!

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    Nov 14, 2010, 06.06 AMby smallone

    What patience you have…and what a fabulous result…. Love all the elements you’ve used and as for 30 hours this is so classic it won’t go out of style so you’ll definitely get a return on that time investment

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