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mem1 | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I have been reading the discussion about Chanel Jackets with great interest.I wonder if any of you remember a photograph of a Chanel Coat which had a sheer ,probably silk organza ,piece around the hem and sleeve and then had a fringe of the garment fabric  embroidered onto it.The photoI saw was a pink tweed and it was really fantastic and Iwondered how it was done and how one could finish off the hems onsuch an ethereal looking garment I loved the contrast between the tweed and the lightness of the hems. I am writing from Australia so I am not sure what season it came from.


  1. Bernie1 | | #1

    It sounds gorgeous - if you find the photo again, please post it.

  2. kjp | | #2

    That's the same jacket Nancy & I are referring to in the other Chanel jacket discussion!  Gorgeous, isn't it! ... I don't have a scanner, but it is featured on p. 256 in the April 2004 InStyle magazine.  I think that the fringe is treated as piping.  It looks like the jacket is faced in the organza.  Maybe someone with a scanner has this picture/magazine?  karin

    1. SewNancy | | #3

      I think that this is a different jacket.  It was really a coat .  It was on Penelope Cruz in Style I think from a few months ago.  I don't think that the organza was edge finished at all, left to fray as is the style.  It also seemed to be embroidered where it was layered onto the tweed.  Much beyond my time or skills!


      1. ShannonG4d | | #4

        I know that coat!  It has the appearance of being deconstructed at the bottom.  I have a good closeup photo from Moda magazine; it's from last spring (03).  The bottom of the skirt is unraveled, then secured to cotton netting (maybe silk netting?) and embellished with beads and embroidery.  The netting is there for stability, and looks invisible when the garment is worn.  There was a whole series of these, jackets, coats, skirts.  The hems of the jackets and dresses had this treatment, as did the sleeve hems.  Gorgeous.


        1. SewNancy | | #5

          Thanks, it was really beautiful, but not for my lifestyle!

          I am still in planning stages for my jacket and I am wondering if I can do fringe and braid and buttons!  Any suggestions.  Also, what do I do at the break in the lapel with the braid. 


        2. SewNancy | | #6

          For anyone who wants to see this coat try Style.com and look for Chanel Spring2003.  This is a great site for seeing a designer in depth. 


          1. kjp | | #7

            Wow - what a great site!  The coat has such gorgeous details & is way beyond me, too!  I wish you much success in completing your garment!  BTW, was the duct tape fitting shell time consuming?  I have instructions in an old Threads.  I use an inexpensive form, but it works more for checking details than careful fit!   Karin

          2. FitnessNut | | #8

            I tried to find the coat you referred to, but for some reason I can't locate Chanel on the Spring 2003 page of Style.com......so what am I missing here? (I check out Style.com on a weekly basis....it is an outstanding resource. Be sure to look at some of those detail shots!) TIA for any help you can give....I'd like to see, too!


          3. CTI | | #9

            Sandy, see if this works, if not try the power search and choose  Spring 2003 Couture > Chanel > Coats  http://www.style.com/fashionshows/powersearch/results?&event=show919&designer=design_house22&trend=trend7

          4. FitnessNut | | #10

            Thanks....it worked. What a beautiful coat! What a hemline!

            I don't know why I couldn't get at Chanel from the drop-down menus....I tried several times. Thanks for giving me the link.


          5. Jean | | #11

            Don't feel badly, I couldn't find them either. They are gorgeous, although my style runs more to jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes.

          6. CTI | | #12

            Trust me it took me several tries to find it. The power search button I think is only on the main page. It's a neat site but I wish everyone didn't look so darn good in those impossibly high shoes. They certainly do put one foot in front of the other when walking the runways. I'm going to get some great ideas, so thanks to all for the suggestion. I only recognized about half of the designer names, so you can tell that is not how I normally dress - more like Jean who I'm sure also doesn't feel badly <g>

          7. FitnessNut | | #13

            Oh, I don't normally dress that way either (I've been meaning to post under that topic, but life has been busy lately), LOL! I'm more a jeans and t-shirt girl myself, although I do have quite a nice wardrobe for social functions etc. I recognize the names and cruise that site regularly....an occupational hazard I guess. I've been reading Vogue on a monthly basis for probably more than 10 years and have watched many of these designers mature and develop....and more than a few disappear. When I was a design school, the students had to really keep on top of this stuff and I've been doing it ever since (my how fast 5 years have gone!)


          8. CTI | | #14

            I devoured Vogue as a teen, it was practically my entire month's spending money. Now I'm too old for most but the classic styles, which is why I like Chanel. Donna Karen is another of my favorites, but now I have a place to go to see these styles without having to buy the magazines.

            Over the years I've learned that some styles are fleeting, some return, and some just hang on because they are so flattering to so many.

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