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Hi everyone, this winter I’ve been working on a 60s bateau-neck top with a pleat in the shoulder seam, making it a “crushed” bateau. It has a very Mad Men feel to it! I made it from Italian wool from Janssens et Janssen in Paris, and lined it with silk crepe de chine. I used [...]

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This is a 60s-style Chanel quilted jacket that I made by modifying a Simplicity “Retro” pattern (2154). I made it using the traditional Chanel construction methods outlined by Susan Khalje and Claire Shaeffer, in that I quilted the lining pieces to the exterior fashion fabric pieces, and then sewed the jacket together largely by hand. [...]

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I made this jacket using a pattern released in 1962 by the Spadea company. From my research, it appears to be the only officially licensed Chanel jacket pattern ever released, and it was drafted directly from a retail Chanel jacket, that was sold in the US by the Suzy Perette company. I loved the 60s [...]

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This is 1950s wrap I made using Decades of Style’s pattern #5006. The exterior fabric is cashmere from Janssens et Janssens in Paris, and the lining is washed Thai silk from EmmaOneSock.com. You can see construction details in my pattern review at http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/83951 It’s very easy to make, and I only did a few small [...]

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