Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Finished but only just begun

My jacket has been completed for some time now but I didn't want to post until I was reasonably satisfied with it.
The silk tweed fabric was beautiful – a gift sent from my friend Cindy - but I wasn’t happy with it. The braid around the neckline, front and hem of the garment didn’t work and I hated the boxy look of the neckline. This morning I the lights came on and I realized that my jacket would look so much better with the braid removed and the neckline turned back into a revere.
Now I love it. It hangs much better on my body than the dressform and the pockets are aligned. I'll post a picture of it on soon.
While I didn’t use the Chanel method of quilting the lining (my fabric was too lightweight), my silk lining makes this garment feel quite luxurious to wear. I didn’t use shoulder pads that the pattern asked for because I wanted a cardigan feel.
Why just the beginning? Because I want to apply what I learned on a winter Chanel jacket in wool boucle with quilted lining. And next time I’ll make a v-neckline or collared jacket which suits me better.


  1. Lovely! Your fabric really is beautiful. I like the little revers.

  2. Congrats on finishing and beginning. I plan on making another one myself.

  3. Well done, you got it finished! Very pretty fabric, I hope you get lots of wear out of it.

  4. You turned a "doesn't work for me" Chanel into a very lovely looking jacket. I bet it'll feel great to wear, too!