I finally chose this fabric from the 5 or 6 possibilities in my stash. I purchased this from Peggy Sagers of Silhouette Patterns at the Puyallup sewing show several years ago. Peggy & I discussed how this would be beautiful made up in Chanel-style jacket. It is a kinda loose woven wool with variegated yarn running both directions to create boxes approximately 4" square. The yarn running from selvage to selvage (Is that the warp?) is a smooth yarn with blue, purple, green, yellow colors. The yarn running the length of the fabric adds the pink with a thick/thin yarn. After reading the post from Claire Schaeffer about trims, I am playing around with pulling out these colored yarns and braiding or twisting them to create my trim. I have almost 4 yards of fabric so I should have plenty of fabric for the jacket with extra from which to make the trim.
Questions-In nearly everything I have read it seems that Chanel did not use interfacing in her jackets. In the Vogue pattern I'm using, #8259, Claire Schaeffer interfaces every piece. I am interested in what interfacing others are using in order to keep the jacket light. I'm almost settled on black silk charmeuse for the lining; white would get too dirty and I haven't found anything with a pattern that I like.
Have I missed a source for the chain? Also, I'm having a tough time with the buttons. If you have any additional sources I'd love to hear about them.
I am off work today so I plan to trace my pattern and cut out the muslin. I'm so excited!