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The not so useful Chanel Style jacket for a Brisbane summer

Added Nov 8, 2012

by schnui

Brisbane, Australia






Summer is almost upon us here in Brisbane, Australia with temperature already in the high 20’s (Celsius) and I have finally completed my very warm wool boucle Chanel Style jacket. Well at least it is finished and not put onto of the UFO pile. In about 8 months time I hope to get some wear from it unless I visit cooler climes in distant places!

Material Notes

Outer jacket is made of wool boucle from the Fabric Store
The jacket lining is polyester, also from the Fabric Store




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic
Polyester, Wool

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    Jan 27, 2013, 08.23 PMby Mary P.

    Wow!!! Love it!!!

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    Nov 12, 2012, 04.54 AMby poppykettle

    Oh, gorgeous Schnui! I almost grimaced for you though – all that beauty and no chances to wear it? Bummer! I absolutely love what you’ve done with the trim – am I right in guessing that it’s a piece of the fabric cut parallel to the grain with the weft (or is it the other one?) removed? Are you pleased with the pattern on this project? I’m planning to make a Chanel style jacket for this coming winter so would love to know what you thought of the pattern.

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      Nov 12, 2012, 11.01 PMby schnui

      Thanks for your sweet comments. Yes, I was pleased with the pattern and it was easy to make. For you, a piece of cake as I know you do linings etc really well. I made a trial out of calico and went over to dear friend Elisabeth who is a professional dressmaker and she made the alterations necessary with a marking pen. So from there it was very quick and easy or should have been quick, and the fit is fine. I should have made the sleeves a bit longer for made very long arms but that can happen on the next one. I cut the trim parallel to the weft and I did sew a fine braid that I found on Etsey down the centre. The pattern doesn’t tell you to do that but I had looked at Google images, “trims on Chanel jackets” and I was inspired to add a trim. My next jacket like this is going to be in a silk boucle and I found a divine trim to go down the centre to give it the perfect finish. I may add two pockets as well, just to give it the Chanel finish. I went into the Chanel shop in Brisbane and had a close look at the details but I won’t go that far. Nobody inspects my clothes close up and the fashion police won’t be checking on me. Now it is time to check out your great blog xxxx

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    Nov 10, 2012, 04.25 AMby anabella68

    really nice jacket!!!

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      Nov 11, 2012, 05.42 AMby schnui

      Thank-you so much.

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    Nov 10, 2012, 12.20 AMby Irina Schwab

    Very, very pretty. And well made. I have a similar pattern, but never found the right boucle for it!

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      Nov 11, 2012, 05.42 AMby schnui

      Thanks Irina. I bought the fabric in a sale at the end of our very short winter. Brisbane is a very good place to get winter bargains as we don’t have high needs for very warm clothes but our shops are full of them as are the fabric stores and then when the summer stock arrives, out with the winter stock and all on sale.

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    Nov 9, 2012, 06.38 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    dear schnui! you MUST come to berlin (we have 4 degrees) and you could use this beautiful and well made jacket! i am in love with chanel-style and this is a true masterpiece…. hope there are cooler days on the way (i know that that is not very likely at the moement :-)

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      Nov 9, 2012, 08.25 AMby schnui

      Thanks Ralf, I would absolutely love to come to Berlin. It is one city I must get to one of these days. My 2 children have been and they loved it. Apparently your new railway station is an engineering masterpiece and my son who is an engineer, just couldn’t stop talking about it or taking photos. If I ever come to Berlin, I will get in touch with you. Maybe in the next year or 2. I do love coming to Europe but it is a long way to come and I have to psyche myself up to endure the long flight. Also, thank-you for your very kind comments about my jacket. It was fairly easy and I am now going to make another in a raw silk boucle which won’t be so hot to wear; good for an air- conditioned room maybe.

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    Nov 8, 2012, 08.52 AMby merche

    Your bouclé is so pretty! Don´t you worry, you´ll be wearing this beauty sooner than you know, but I understand it can be frustrating to have something NEW in your cupboard and not being able to wear it. I´d be in agony! Specially if it´s a chanel jacket

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      Nov 8, 2012, 09.54 AMby schnui

      Thanks Merche. I should have finished it ages ago and then I would have at least worn it once.

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    Nov 8, 2012, 07.49 AMby schnui

    Thanks Annie and yes I could visit Melbourne but when I do in January for the tennis, I am sure it will be stifling. I did fray the edges and with this fabric it was so quick. It probably took 10 minutes to do all of that fraying and there is a double layer of frayed edge which doesn’t really show. This is an easy pattern but the lining may trick novice sewers.

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    Nov 8, 2012, 07.38 AMby Anniemollison

    Looks great. Did you fray the edges yourself? You could always visit Melbourne, we have plenty of cold weather. :)

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