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Inside a Designer Jacket

Photo: Jack Deutsch

The Chanel jacket is considered one of the classics. With the added element of sewing techniques that brilliantly bring the design to life, it's no wonder the term "classic" so aptly applies. Uncomplicated elegance and a clever marriage of fabric, fit, and design 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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