Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter X Instagram Tiktok Icon YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Conversational Threads

inter facing on a Chanel Jscket.

mem | Posted in General Discussion on

Hello all I am about to attack a Chanel style jacket and because all I have seen are lots of pictures and a written description and of course the excellent article in Threads a few months back , I need some help.

I am using the Vogue pattern {by couture sewing teacher whose name I cant recall }with the 3 piece sleeve and going to take the lapels off etc.  This jacket is interfaced with cut on the cross interfacing I am wondering if traditional Chanel jackets had any interfacing or supports other than the satin quilted lining. I use stay tape down the front edges of jackets and I guess that I am used to a fairly structured garment  . Reading the article in Threads it seems that these jackets are very soft and dont have that structure that tailoring techniques usually promote . Am I right or is there more going on inside that the article suggest.

I amusing a soft boucle tweed woll and silk charmouse .

I would love to hear from anyone who has actually touched and looked at one of these jackets or any onefor that matter.. I have had great fun getting the “story” of braid etc together and am going to make my muslin this weekend. 

 Carol did you get to have a touch of the jackets which Threads borrowed for the artcle which Susan wrote  ?   Regards Mem

Replies

  1. SBAK | | #1

    As I'm the one who wrote the article, I guess I should be the one to respond!  There is no interfacing in the Chanel-style jackets - the quilting and wide seam allowances give it its strength (and a gentle result it is), though I do sometimes put in a little silk organza in the armscye/shoulder area, but that's all.  And remember that the trim will act as a stabilizer too, so taping the center fronts isn't necessary.  Also, there's a lot of hand stithcing in these jackets, and that helps firm them up a bit, too.

    Hope this helps!

    Susan Khalje

    1. mem | | #2

      Thankyou so much for that reply Susan . I loved the article you wrote and I am really excited about making one for myself !!!!!!!!. I will print off you reply and keep it with my magazine copy for posterity!! I live in Australia so I doubt I will ever get to one of your workshops so your reply is just terrific. Thankyou again. 

This post is archived.

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Conversational Threads

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All

Highlights

Shop the Store

View All
View More