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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.

Grey Stripe Romper V8813

This is a Throwback Thursday Repost.. I originally posted on 9/5/2013 — Reposting today as I am wearing the dress again!

Original: 9/5/2013 One of the dresses I made finally getting to wear it. The most flattering thing today is when my sewing teacher saw it and me she was shocked I made it lol lots and lots of love from men who admired it as well as women .. #vogue #diy #seamstress #sewing #picstitch #Vogue8813

Pattern Description: Vogue
8813 MISSES’ DRESS: Pullover dress (semi-fitted through bust) has gathered
front extending into back collar, side front seams, draped lower side front
with pockets, and stitched hems. A: pleat and button trim on pockets. A and C:
narrow hem on cap sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: XS
– Small – Medium.
Did it look like the
photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
just like the photo!
Were the instructions
easy to follow?
 Yes for the most part, the pocket became a bit
complicated although the pattern says EASY.
What did you
particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
 The directions for the
Fabric Used: Two-sided
Jersey from www.lowestpricefabics.com
Pattern alterations
or any design changes you made
: No I cut down a size, I made a small
and it was very roomy.
Would you sew it
Would you recommend
it to others?
 Only if you have good commercial pattern reading skills.

Conclusion: Great
dress and I would sew this again!
Shoes: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Thomas Ford

So I have received a few inquires on “what” I have learned..
I purchased this piece of leather from Michael Levine Fabrics in LA without really knowing much about leather, but I was sure I needed an orange clutch lol
First this piece is extremely soft, easy to cut, and easy to sew. its like butter.  Actually its so easy to cut that it will stretch on you.  I used regular all-purpose thread and a regular needle. I did not need to use a leather needle because the leather is not tough.  Also you can iron this leather as long as you have a piece of muslim (which is cotton) inbetween the iron and the leather.  You can not leave the iron on the leather long as it might burn.
I did make a mistake in the sewing process and had to remove a seam, it was very easy as long as I was really careful, took the threads out on the top side — about every three stitches then just pulled the bobbin thread.
Know what you want to construct! I did use a guide of a BCBG purse but mine came out much small which is ok for me as I can still fit my iPhone and fold up flip flops in it.
The snap I feel might be too heavy for this leather, the leather is very soft and its has no structure to it at all.  Although I was strongly advised to NOT use a stablizer or interface; the bag needs it.  The leather is very soft and its flimsey.. not really what I want in a clutch but its too late to reconstruct.  I did add seams to the side (its was a suggestion by an instructor) to give it more stablity, that did not really help.
For sure I will create another bag, and another from leather.. but I will do more research and use a stablizer if I am working with this type of leather again.

My first piece of leather.. I learned a lot of lessons with this lol I will definitely create another ☺#picstitch #diy #sew #sewing #sewingwithleather

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