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My Chanel style Jacket - Burda 7934

Added Apr 29, 2012

by pdiddly

Benfleet, United...






These are my versions of the Chanel jacket. I have wanted a Chanel jacket for ever, however its out of my price range. The Brown version is my “test” jacket made from fabric out of my stash, and the blue/gray one is the final product that I want to wear for my sister’s wedding in May, made from some beautiful Linton Tweed. In order to make them slightly different, I didn’t add the fringed trim, and added 2 extra pockets. There is lots more about my whole Chanel jacket making journey and the alterations I made on my blog here http://psewing.blogspot.co.uk/p/making-of-chanel-type-jacket.html

Material Notes

Brown jacket mixed woven wool from my stash – Walthamstow market
Blue jacket Linton Tweed – wool.




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    Apr 30, 2012, 05.56 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is a great jacket and your finish looks fantastic! i love your details very much!

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      May 1, 2012, 08.59 PMby pdiddly

      thanks for the lovely comments Ralf – I really enjoyed making this.

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    Apr 29, 2012, 11.59 AMby merbecky

    great job, they both came out lovely! I have wanted to make one forever, but I am still nervous.

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    Apr 29, 2012, 11.27 AMby schnui

    Both of your jackets are beautiful. I think you have inspired me to make one now.

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      Apr 29, 2012, 12.00 PMby pdiddly

      I am pleased, I put quite a bit on my blog for the changes I made, they may be of help if you haven’t done one before – save’s on some of the errors I made

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      Apr 29, 2012, 11.46 PMby schnui

      Thanks for your tips on your blog and I will note them when I make my jacket. But can you tell me why the chain goes around the hem? Is it for weight or just decoration?

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