Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm lucky and I'm grateful

My lovely blogger friend Cindy sent me 2 1/2 yards of beautiful silk tweed for my Chanel challenge jacket. The colours are much more muted than they appear in the photograph. It arrrived from the US just in time as my muslin is completed.
Spring is on the way here, so I am making a three quarter sleeved version of Simplicity 4954, a simple classic Chanel style with no closure. I am considering plaiting three colours of super-fine pleated chiffon for the trim. I want a light and feminine feel. Would this work?
The plan is to wear with a matching chiffon blouse (using this BWOF pattern?) and white trousers.


  1. I love your fabric. Colors are beautiful, and it really gives you a variety of colors to choose from for the trim.

  2. Great fabric. I just read what you wrote about your Linton samples. I had the same thing happen to me. I asked for beiges or camels and got pretty much what you described and about 10 solid colored wool crepes. I think they just put up packs and send them off as requests come in. For that money I was looking for a closer match to what I wanted. I'll give it a go again. Good luck with your projects.

  3. Gail -- the blouse will be perfect for it! Can't wait to see it. Anything can work for the trim. Can you make a sample to show? Need help visualizing!!...I am almost done with my muslin!

  4. That will be a fabulous jacket, the colors are beautiful for spring.