Sew a Chanel jacket

This is my attempt at a Chanel-style jacket, lovely for spring!   This was an enjoyable sew, for more details visit my blog at http://magscreativemeanderings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/gbsb-its-couture-week-vogue-7975.html

 

 

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60s-style Chanel Jacket

60s-style Chanel Jacket


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. You can see the details in my blog post, entitled: \"Blood, Sweat, and Tears\".

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Jacket made from Chanel Pattern

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 boxy look, and the extremely thorough instructions, which made constructing the collar and welt pockets a breeze. You can check out details at on my blog, jetsetsewing.com. http://jetsetsewing.com/2013/12/04/im-tired-of-coco-how-about-you/

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