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The "If I Was" Jacket

Added Sep 16, 2012

by merche

Algeciras, Spain






This is a pattern from Patrones Magazine, Extra Grandes Creaciones n. 16. I bought a boucl and wanted to make a Chanel jacket, but I chickened out, because of the hard work that means and also because I wanted a jacket that doesn´t make you older, which is something a Chanel tends to do.
I´m quite happy with the result and I find it quite wearable.
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Material Notes

Boucl, interfacing and lining. Three big snaps for the front and two smaller for the patch pockets.




Garment Type

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    Sep 17, 2012, 08.16 PMby step-van-b

    Great jacket and cool styling with the shorts. And wow, I think I have to visit TARIFA soon (its on my list since a long time).

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    Sep 17, 2012, 06.41 PMby madling

    lovely! i have made a similar one in white from burda.

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    Sep 16, 2012, 11.32 PMby mojo elgin

    I love it! It’s very youthful. I agree that Chanel type jackets look oldish. This is a great way to use your boucle.

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      Sep 17, 2012, 05.13 PMby merche

      Thank you!

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    Sep 16, 2012, 11.17 PMby schnui

    Merche, this jacket is lovely and it doesn’t matter which style you sew up, you always look great in your creations. I am about to make a Chanel type jacket, #109, 3/2012 and I am not doing all the quilting etc on this first one as I am not sure if I will like the style on me when completed. If it turns out really well, then the next jacket will get all the Chanel treatment!!!

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      Sep 17, 2012, 05.14 PMby merche

      I´ll have to have a look at that pattern, somehow I missed it! Let me know if you start with the real Chanel stuff and we can do a sewalong, ;)

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      Sep 17, 2012, 10.53 PMby schnui

      That would be fun. It seems silly to be sewing a woollen jacket in Spring here in Brisbane but I like the idea of a challenge. I have made several quilted jackets in the past but not very sophisticated as compared to a Chanel jacket. I like to do handwork while watching TV so quilting a jacket by hand shouldn’t be too hard.

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    Sep 16, 2012, 09.15 PMby dgprado

    Precioso, qué estilazo quilla.

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      Sep 17, 2012, 05.15 PMby merche

      Gracias guapa! Que gracia, lo de quilla, tu has estado en Cadiz fijo!

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    Sep 16, 2012, 07.06 PMby missb-1

    Love the jacket and the fabric!

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      Sep 17, 2012, 05.15 PMby merche

      Thank you so much!

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    Sep 16, 2012, 06.39 PMby SassyT

    Already said this on your blog. Great jacket and the fabric is fierce.

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      Sep 17, 2012, 05.15 PMby merche

      Thank you so much to take your time here too. Very much appreciated ;)

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    Sep 16, 2012, 06.10 PMby Mary Athey

    its gorgeous. love your fabric choice x

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      Sep 17, 2012, 05.16 PMby merche

      Thank you very much!

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