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Inside a Designer Jacket

Threads magazine - 121 – Oct./Nov. 2005 Issue
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In the list of iconic fashion garments, there are a few classics that are included without fail: the little black dress, the crisp white shirt, the belted trench coat, and the Chanel jacket. What they share is an uncomplicated elegance and a clever marriage of fabric, fit, and design. But in none of these garments is the partnership more splendid than in the Chanel jacket. With the added element of sewing techniques that brilliantly bring the design to life, it’s no wonder the term “classic” so aptly applies. Subtle quilting, hand-finished seams, a chain weight hem, and fine trims are hallmarks of this classic garment. Susan Khalje demonstrates the four key features of a Chanel jacket-quilted rows of stitches that anchor the soft bouclé fashion fabric to a slinky lining; hand-finished seams that provide hidden strength and support; a hard-working and decorative chain weight at the hem; and bold trim and buttons for design interest and stability. There really is nothing like a Chanel jacket, and every woman deserves to have the simple style, luxury, and utter comfort of this unique garment in her wardrobe.  From Threads #121

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  1. User avater Scheri April 12th

    Chanel jacket crisp wjite nlouse and jeans. Beautiful.

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