Friday, April 23, 2010

My jacket is finished

I've worn it this afternoon. I can say it is very pleasant to wear and light as a feather. What I like best is the lining ...


and the functional sleeve vents and hand buttonholes


Nevertheless,though I made a muslin and I am not happy with the sleeve heads. I supposed it is because the sleeves are not from the same pattern as the bodice. The shoulders shoud be shorter I think, too bad realy. Another explanation is perhaps that the shoulders seams elongated because they have not been staystiched. This has just occured to me. Anyway I will have to do with this. I will try not to think about this when I wear the jacket. Here is what it looks like seen from the back



Here are some more shots.


I don't know if will wear this jacket a lot, but I learned a tremendous amount of things in the making. The whole experience was a challenge I enjoyed every minute. I wisht to thank  Cindy and Antoinette for organizing this stitch along. I would love to renew that type of sal with another garment. I know that I would probably not have completed the jacket witout this blog.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! It looks wonderful and the lining really is stunning. Very nice work.

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  2. You did a beautiful job on the jacket. The lining is just wonderful. :)

    Barb

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  3. Your jacket looks fabulous and very couture with the hand sewn buttonholes and lovely silk lining.

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  4. Gorgeous jacket and fabulous lining fabric! Beautiful!

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  5. very nice. you should be proud of your accomplishment!

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  6. It's beautiful, I love that lining, you did a great job.

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  7. A stunning jacket and I love the lining and your buttonholes!

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  8. Very beautiful! The fabric is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I could not wait to see your jacket completed! It is gorgeous! I love your fabric choice, the lining, the buttons and the techniques you used!

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  10. So beautiful! Everything is impeccable.

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  11. Everything about your jacket works together perfectly. I love the fabric and lining and your trim is understated but still very Chanel. It's gorgeous.

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  12. I have just found this site it's so great to see all this wonderful work.
    Your jacket has great style..congratulations.I teach how to make this jacket and you can see some of them at my website www.janefosterdesign.com You are right your sleeves are set a bit too wide for your body unless you put a little shoulder pad in that would help.

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  13. I love everything about this blog, GO Chanel or Go home... Genius

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  14. Jane, Thanks for suggesting the shoulder pads, I don't know why I did not think to add them.
    I am sur it will look much better with some padding even it is not very Chanel

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  15. Your jacket came out just lovely and my favorite is that lining fabric! I need to get back to mine... ;-) Great Job!!!

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  16. How about a Chanel jacket in leather!

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