Saturday, August 22, 2009


Hi, everyone. I'm really excited to join in here. I have been wanting to make a Chanel-style jacket for about a year now, so this is a great place to do it. I want my jacket to be casual and cardigan-like, something I can wear with jeans to go to playgroup (I'm a SAHM) or with a pencil skirt to church.

The pattern I'm using is the popular Vogue 7975. I'm not sure about sleeve length or pocket style yet. I ordered swatches from Linton Tweeds and can't wait for them to arrive. I think I want a white or cream or light tan wool tweed, but I also asked for pastels to see some options. I didn't put a price cap on my request, so this could be interesting... At least I only need a yard and a half!

I'll be using Claire Shaeffer's Couture Sewing Techniques as a big help, although I don't plan to do everything by hand. If it takes too long to make, I'll get bored and give up.


  1. I'm with you -- if it takes too long or I get interrupted too many times, I don't pick it back up again. The trick is finding just the right balance between what we aspire to do and what we really want to do! :) It will be fun to see your samples!