Jacket Finished

After enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, I’m back with the finished jacket.

Front View

Front View

Back View

Back View

I had some dotted silk crepe in my stash and decided to use it for the lining. I attached chain at the hemline, adding weight so the jacket hangs properly.

Side View

Side View

Lining

Lining

Next post will be first steps in the boucle jacket. I’m still exploring options for trim. This is where many non-authentic jackets fall short. The wrong trim can turn your designer jacket into an upholstery project. I’m looking closely at the designer photos for trim ideas and will report. Thanks for following me.

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8 responses to “Jacket Finished

  1. Amazing! Gorgeous! The trim can be a real stopper… I am waiting for examples, I have got lot’s of idea during the Chanel exhibition… maybe too many 😉

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  2. Wow! Great jacket! I can’t wait to see what you do next!

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  3. Mem

    Hello you are so right about trims !! I once saw a film about Chanel and the making of the couture collection of 2007 ?. In it they had a section about the old lady who made the trims in the top of her barn in between harvesting her hay!! If you haven’t seen thus film it would be worth finding . It was so interesting It was a90 min documentary so there can’t have been too many of them !

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    • I have a copy of the film; Signe Chanel. I had to get a region free DVD player to watch it although individual segments are available on utube. I am familiar with the episode which shows making trim and am now exploring a way to duplicate it. I’ll be posting about my experiences. I have had an opportunity to examine some Chanel jackets firsthand and have a good idea of how the trim is made; it’s much softer and more pliable than most of what you can purchase. Keep following and I’ll get the info up as soon as I can. Thanks for your comments and i hope you enjoy my blog.

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  4. ann

    Truly lovely jacket..i remember it from the Chanel runway and yours is wonderful ! question…in addition to the organza underlining did you use interfacing ? if so, what did you use for it ?

    thank

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    • I interfaced the front edges, neckline, and lower hem with cotton broadcloth. I cut it straight grain on the fronts to prevent stretching and bias along the lower hem. It was inserted after the decorative studs. I found that putting the studs through the interfacing layer caused puckering.
      Thanks for your question and I hope you continue to follow my blog.

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  5. Your jacket is absolutely wonderful. I would love to learn more about altering patterns, as I especially like the shaped waist section you have put into this jacket.
    I have made one jacket following all the correct methods, for my daughter and love the more shaped style that you have made.

    Stunning example of a perfectly executed jacket; enjoy the compliments when wearing it!!

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    • Thanks for the compliment. Take a pattern drafting class. Even if you don’t plan on creating your own designs from scratch you’ll have insight into how to make changes to commercial patterns. I plan on doing an in depth on sleeves starting within the next week.

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