Month: September 2013

My First CHANEL like Jacket

Finally finished the CHANEL like jacket. It took over 15 hours to create. Lots of hand stitching! More details here #picstitch #diy #seamstress #makingsewingsexy #sew #sewing #CHANELlike

Pattern Used: Vogue 7975 view B

Fabric: Lowest Price Fabric — no longer available; Boulce tweed

Part of this jacket is quilted by machine the front and back, partially hand-stitched lining obtained from G-Street.  The lining is very pretty with small paisleys, medium weight that covers the inside seams very well.

This fabric is very delicate as it frays as soon as its touched and / or stitched.  In essence the whole jacket receive interfacing including the sleeves.

Would I sew this again? Probably not as it did take over 15 hours plus to create. Including three hours of cutting!

I love it though and I cant wait to wear it, I will be wearing it with a similar blouse once I make it LOL

My jacket was also featured in Michael Levine’s newsletter on October 7, 2013. Yeaaah for me!

Update March 11, 2014 — Initially I said I would not make this jacket again, but since doing more research on this jacket I would certainly sew it again. In fact I have chosen the fabric for a summer style and conducted more research on the construction of it. I am sure it will take a lot longer than the originally as there are more techniques to incorporate to create this jacket.

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