Chanel Inspired jacket
I was inspired by Susan Khalje's article in Threads #121 -- Inside the Chanel Jacket -- and made this for my daughter, Claire. I bought the fabric and trim at Britex in San Francisco -- their selection is wonderful. I had particular fun picking out the buttons. The black eyelash trim gives the jacket a more youthful edge. Claire wears the jacket for a casual look with jeans and with a skirt for a more dressy look. The article had terrific step by step instructions, that were easy to follow. The jacket turned out just as the article said it would. I definitely recommend this project!
Pattern or design used: Simplicity 4954
Posted on Sep 4th, 2010 in sewing, garment construction, fabric, embellishments, reader's closet, jackets, trimming