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Chanel 3-piece sleeve

Tessa | Posted in General Discussion on

Where can I find more information about the 3 piece Chanel sleeve mentioned in the Oct/Nov 2005 issue or how to cut a pattern for it?

I know how to make a 2-piece sleeve, but how does the 3 piece differ?




  1. ModernistMom | | #1

    Tessa - there is schematic for a Chanel three-piece sleeve in an article by Claire Schaeffer in an out-of-print Threads book called "Great Sewn Clothes".  Chanel jackets that I've seen in photos show this third piece, which is under the arm, cut on the bias. 

    The article in this book is the cover story depicted on the "Favorite Threads Cover of All time" - the one with the red Chanel jacket - that you see on the Threads site at this very moment. 

    I know this book is still avaible from used book sellers, and it's a great resource full of early Threads articles that have been long sold out from their back issues selection.




  2. ShannonG4d | | #2

    Claire also has a new Vogue pattern, 8087, with the three-piece sleeve.

    Here's the link to the pattern photo:



    1. Tessa | | #3

      Thanks so much to both for the replies and info. I have bought the V8087 and picked up the Great Sewn Clothes book from the library.

      V8087 is a great classic pattern but Claire's couture instructions are equally valuable. The collar and lapel look a little wide in the photo I thought, but that is easily fixed when I get to make it. In the meantime I'm going to morph the 3-pce sleeve onto another pattern for the Chanel style jacket.


      Edited 9/15/2005 7:03 pm ET by Tessa

      1. mem | | #4

        I would be fairly simple to turn the front of that Jacket into a cardigan style one wouldnt it??

        1. Tessa | | #5

          Yes, if you discard the collar and reshape the lapel it would be fine as a collarless. The neckline is one that has that square neckline  where the collar fits in (hidden under the collar) so you would need to pencil in the curve I think.

          V8087 has a shoulder princess seam and looks very fitted at the waist. I think a Chanel is a little more relaxed, semi fitted to boxy so it would also need some relaxed waist shaping added.

      2. ModernistMom | | #6

        You might also want to look at a review of that pattern on patterreview.com....- evidently, the sleeve is drafted incorrectly, but I you look up the review you'll see Claire's instructions for the fix.


  3. berniejh | | #7

    Hi there

    Just a word of warning about Vogue 8087.  Have a look on patternreview.com at Claire's comments on this pattern.  There seems to be problems with this pattern so it would pay to have a look before you cut it out.

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