A few years ago (before I started blogging and sewing profusely), I couldn't tell you what a Chanel jacket looked like. I watched Lindsay T make a few this year, and now, here I am, ready to try my hand at it! I'm so excited to be participating in this sew along for a few reasons...
1. It will keep me motivated and on-task!
2. It will guide me in the correct construction techniques.
3. It will be so much fun to see what all of you create!
I bought this fabric a year (or more) ago from Gorgeous Fabrics, with the intention of using it with Vogue 7975. I must've been psychic, since here I am now, finally feeling ready enough to put this together properly, and this is the perfect pattern! I don't have a lining fabric yet, but I'm thinking of using a solid since the fabric is already so colorful.
I really like the open view, with 3/4 sleeves (top right), but am wondering if this boucle is all wrong for a "Chanel Jacket" of this style. Thoughts? I am going to New York in 3 weeks for a sewing class, and could always wait to start, and take advantage of those fabulous fabric stores...
Anyhow, I'm glad to be here, and look forward to learning a lot from all of you!
Kristine in Michigan