Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Chanel style jacket

is finished. After making the muslin end of December, it took me till last week to finish it. I was sidetracked by other projects and life during the past months. The only thing missing is the chain in the hem, which I didn’t have and will add later.

I wrote a full review on PR here. Here are the pictures:

I did give extra thread below the buttons, but could still be a bit more. I really like the waist shaping, a detail I added. The original is very boxy, which is not so good for me.

Looking serious again, and in need of a new haircut very soon.

The special detail of this pattern, the 3-piece sleeve.

The back, think it turned out quite nice.

A glitch in the instructions. In step 82 you are told to attach the facingn with catchstitches, in step 88 you have to fold it out again. Took some unpicking almost invisible stitches. Did not quite like that.

Also in step 89 the instructions omit to tell to attach the lining to the sleeve till the top, while in an earlier step it says start 10 cm lower, which is the correct thing to do. This I saw before sewing, so no harm was done.

39 comments:

Jane M said...

Oh, Sigrid, it is so beautiful. The gentle curve that you added is so much nicer than that boxy version on the pattern. And the sleeve really sets this one apart. Thanks too for the warning on those directions. If (when?) I ever make this one, you'll save me from that headache. Bravo to you! Coco would be smiling.

Irene said...

Beautiful! You must be happy to finally be able to wear this lovely jacket.

Karin said...

What a beautiful fit! It looks fantastic. I like the waist shaping too, so much better than boxy.

shams said...

Sigrid, that is utterly utterly gorgeous *and* impeccably tailored. A triumph!!

Texan said...

It is wonderful! I realllllly like it! The fit is really good, and the fabric I just love.

The Hojnackes said...

It is just gorgeous.

Jali said...

Congratulations on this amazing jacket! Love the perfect fit you've achieved. The snowy white theme is just perfect too.

Jilly Be said...

Oh my - just beautiful! The curves you added, the fabric choices, the sleeve detail - very special :)

Nancy K said...

I love it! It's a wonderful color on you and the fit is flattering. All in all a great job. Hopefully you'll have a cool summer and get some time wear it!

Lori said...

Your jacket is gorgeous, incredible job.

KC said...

So lovely!

Sunny Optimist said...

Gorgeous! Your alterations really make this jacket sing.

Irene Bullock said...

I bow to the master! I admire that you took the time to get a real fitted and neat result, it's a classic tailored jacket that deserves that.

Elaray said...

WOW! That's a fantastic jacket. Love the fabric. The light color is a little unexpected in that style, and it looks great! The fit is perfect!

Lilian said...

Beautiful jacket and immaculate fit! I too like a bit of waist in my jackets.
I'm sure you'll enjoy wearing this a lot!

Jos said...

Gorgeous! I always admire your work, it is soooo professional!

gwensews said...

Art cannot be rushed! That jacket is beautiful and tailored to perfection. Something that will be in style always.

Evie said...

This is so utterly beautiful. This totally underlines the theory of "slow sewing". Tres chic!

cidell said...

I want to stand in a chair and and cheer for you!! First, the jacket is beautiful! I love the white. It's such a crisp clean look. Plus, the waist shaping is gorgeous. Subtle but very flattering. Yep, I'm standing up and cheering for you now!

a little sewing said...

Oh! So very beautiful Sigrid! The fabric is so special and the trim sets it off beautifully. This is one of the prettiest Chanel style jackets I have ever seen.
You do very beautiful work.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Sigrid, this is beautiful and you look great in it. I especially like the sleeve vent. I've enjoyed following your progress on this jacket.

Ruta said...

Een heel mooi jasje, complimenten!
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Alexandra said...

Beautiful jacket! I love how it fits you especially in the back view.

Lisa said...

Sigrid, what a beautiful jacket. I love the waist shaping and the cuff detailing. The colours are very subtle and pretty on you.

Diana 'poetsie' said...

Wat een kunstwerkje!

Gail said...

Congratulations on a stunning, classic jacket. Love the neckline.

Kathi G said...

The fit of this jacket is perfect. It is stunning on you.

melissa said...

Fantastic jacket and well worth the effort! It fits you beautifully.

Summerset said...

Just beautiful! You've done a wonderful job on this. I helped a student make one last year and I know how much work these jackets are. Congratulations!

Vicki said...

Sigrid, it is so lovely. I love the fit. Beautifully done.

Katharine said...

Wow! Stunning!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Gorgeous! The fit is great and I love your subtle trim highlighting the interesting shape at the collar/neck.

Mary Nanna said...

A very beautiful elegant jacket, perfectly fitted.

I was really surprised by the pockets - are they as long and shallow as they look? If so, what a lovely innovation.

FWD said...

Love the jacket! NICE WORK!

j.kaori said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning and so beautifully made! The details are wonderful, especially the choice of trim and the wonderful sleeves. I love the style on you!

Handmade said...

So pretty - it looks soft and you look fabulous in it!

Cennetta said...

Outstanding! Your jacket is beautiful.

Bunny said...

This is so gorgeous. The shape is beautiful and the light colorway very refreshing. Love it!

Bri said...

Congratulations, this jacket is gorgeous and looks lovely on you! Hope you get your sewing mojo back!