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Chanel Coat Inspiration

When I saw this Chanel Coat in the online fashion show I knew I had to have it or I knew I had to make one like it. I was more than sure the cost of this coat would be about $4,200 whew too rich for me.. However, when the collection was released, I couldn’t wait until I found out the REAL Price :-O

Umm yeah that will never happen unless I hit the $455 Million Dollar lottery currently going on! Heck that price can purchase the Bernina 560 I need, two student machines and fabric for my ready-to-wear.. anyway I digress.. here is my actual creation from this inspiration..

This is a beautiful 100% Wool Tweed from Mood Fabrics I purchased mine at the store in New York but there is a similar one Here.  I used Burda pattern 7020 with the following modifications:
Added 2″ to sleeve and added a fringed self fabric band
Added a waist casing for the leather belt
I obtained the leather belt (which is simply a leather tie by the yard) from ToHo Shoji Trimmings in New York along with the Swarovski Balls on the end of the leather tie.
I loved making this coat! My client was so amazed when she saw it and want to purchase it from me..lol
Dets on the rest of the outfit:
Leather pants DIY (details coming soon)
Suede Hills with studs — JCrew
Ring DIY (details coming soon)
More coming soon 🙂

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 http://sipthediva.tumblr.com #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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