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Blouses to Accompany Chanel Jackets

WandaJ | Posted in General Discussion on

I would like some suggestions for blouse patterns that are suited to accompany a Chanel inspired jacket. The jacket has no buttons, or closure of any type down the front, a jewel neckline, and braid is applied to the front and neckline, as well as, the  pocket, which is placed at the bottom of the jacket. Maybe a jabot like blouse?

WandaJ

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  1. user-51823 | | #1

    for a clean look, a jewel neckline that sits about 1" lower all around than the jacket neck. jabot would work fine too; seems like i remember coco preferring a big bow at neck if anything.

    1. fabricholic | | #2

      Have to say, I was thinking jewel neckline. There are great patterns with the ties, though.Marcy

  2. woodruff | | #3

    Here's a link to some photos of Chanel suits, some with blouses:

    http://images.google.com/images?q=chanel+suit&gbv=2&ndsp=18&svnum=10&hl=en&start=0&sa=N

    1. WandaJ | | #4

      All of the information you have provided is great. Thanks a lot. I hope I remember to let you know which style I decide upon. Right now, I'm mentally compiling the steps for a couture-like Chanel jacket, and trying to visualize my stash (even the one that's stored in the outer garage (!) to see if I can come up with a fabric that I'd like to use for both the blouse and lining.

      1. SewNancy | | #10

        If you are talking about going back to Coco, she usually provided a matching blouse to the lining. But go to Style.com and look at the Chanel runway shows and see what Karl is showing these days.

        1. WandaJ | | #13

          I have gone to Style.com and viewed the collections...my weight (or, should I say the garments today) would not bear the styles :->. These are for the very, lightweight young...but, I really do like to look at them and the treatment and use of various fabrics, as well as, the color combinations that are shown for various seasons.

    2. WandaJ | | #5

      How on earth did I live without this site before today? Thank you so much for sharing this information.

    3. WandaJ | | #6

      I had so much fun visiting this site that I had to come back one more time to let you that I truly appreciate your sharing this site with all of us. I loved looking at the detail of the designers' and sewists' work after enlarging some of the images. The colors, along with the magnificent structuring of these garments serve as inspiration. You should have seen me up-close to the monitor 'studying' the trim on that black Chanel suit! :- >> What fun this was.

      1. woodruff | | #7

        Cool! Is there not a lot of terrific stuff on the net? I wonder myself how we got along before it was invented. I mean, to think that now we can just click on an up-to-date encyclopedia of clothing, if we wish, or health, or agriculture, or the history of highways. Really, it's amazing.

  3. HeartFire2 | | #8

    You can put large hook & eyes on the jacket front for a closure. you sew them to the wrong side of the fashion fabric right at the edge and then when you put the lining on all you have is the tip of the eye and hook sticking out (so you cover up where they were sewn on. I don't know specifically what they are called, but its the very large ones, the 'eye' is sort of triangular shape and angled a bit. This is what I've used on my Chanel jackets

    1. WandaJ | | #9

      Thanks for a great tip. I'm sure the hook and eye is covered before inserting them?

      1. HeartFire2 | | #11

        Wanda,
        I'm not sure what you mean by covering the hook and eye. they are sandwiched between the face fabric and the lining so only the actual hook and eye part peek out. you never even notice they are there

        1. WandaJ | | #12

          Ok. I understand what you mean. I think I've seen this treatment before.

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