Khalje talks about the Chanel-isms such as the chains for the hem and gives great suggestions like adding the trim to the pockets before sewing them to the shell.
And again, the step 1, step 2, etc. helps a newbie like me. Also, there are pictures for the visual learner!
Yesterday Dawn wrote a helpful post talking about another great article in the Threads' book, Great Sewn Clothes, by Claire Shaeffer. I recently acquired it "used" from Amazon. It is written in a very similar manner as the Threads 121 article. Claire Shaeffer, like Susan Khalje, has written a great "how-to" guide for making a Chanel inspired jacket. One thing which Shaeffer talks about in length is the trim. She, also, describes how to use the lining as a piping around the jacket. Another little touch that I just might add!
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