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Resuming the Chanel style jacket

After the set of last weekend, my positive sewing mood returned. I did sew something new, which I will share with you as soon as I have pictures. After that I was considering a lot of options, and decided to resume the Chanel style jacket. I didn’t like it was still unfinished and even my family members started asking when the jacket would be finished. Time to work on it and get it off the “to-do/UFO list”. Mind you, it’s not finished yet, the sleeves have yet to be done, but there is more to show you than the mere construction pictures I showed till now.  These are the first pictures of the jacket in a more assembled state.


Detail of the collar and front with trim.


On my dressform. Unfortunately (or luckily, depends on the way you look at it) my hips are a bit less wide now than when the dressform was made. On the dressform there is not enough space to have the center front straight.

A much enlightened picture. On the inside of the collar I used another fabric. Knowing myself the threads on the outer fabric will irritate me immensely (I take out every label of a rtw top, because it scratches as my neck).

As before, I used a combination of the couture construction method and the more rtw construction. I took the pattern for the collar from the rtw construction method, but assembled the couture way. In the couture construction the collar is a rectangular piece of fabric that you make into the right shape.

The outer collar is interfaced, then the trim attached. Next step is sewing the outer collar to the jacket. The inner collar is then hand sewn to the outside collar. Though I did sew the neckline of the inside collar by machine. One of the things I learn from this project is that I don’t like too much hand sewing . Better: it is confirmed, I never did like it.



  1. This is looking wonderful. I am glad the mojo is returning.

  2. Ooooh! It's looking really lovely. I am glad you are back to sewing with more inspiring things to share with us. :-)

  3. It's coming along wonderfully. I like that you kept the trim simple, its perfect.

  4. This is really, really pretty. Can't wait to see it on you when it's finished.

  5. The collar looks really beautiful, just perfect.

  6. This is classic and so very pretty. I especially like the trim you selected. Glad to hear your sewing moo is back in force. It's so hot here, mine is on vacation.

  7. That fabric is gorgeous, and the trim is the perfect accent for it.

  8. I think this is going to be a lovely jacket.

  9. It's just plain (is in "absolutely") PRETTY so far

  10. It's looking really pretty! I can't wait to see it finished.

  11. Your fabric is quite lovely and the trim is divine. Everything is looking great!

  12. So far, so spectactularly good!


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