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Secrets of a Chanel Jacket

MKay | Posted in General Sewing Info on

Hello, I am new to this forum but not to Threads Magazine.  The article “Inside Secrets of a Chanel Jacket” in Nov. 2005 captivated me and I decided to make a jacket for my daughter.  I am curious if anyone else is making a similar jacket.   Many questions have come up (not all the “secrets” were revealed!)  I would love to hear about other people’s experiences with this project. Mkay


Edited 11/5/2005 11:00 pm ET by MKay

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  1. melanie | | #1

    I would recommend "Couture Secrets" by the marvellous Claire Schaeffer - a Threads publication - for all the information you would need about the construction of a Chanel jacket. The text and illustrations are so clear and easy to follow. I don't see it listed on this site at present but I daresay you could probably order it or perhaps it is in your local library. Although expensive it is book worth having. Good luck with the jacket.

  2. Taylormade | | #2

    Hi MKay,

    I just bought some fabric for making a chanel jacket!  I did read Susan Khalje's article in threads, and want to try some of her methods.  I recently spent a week in a sewing class with some other ladies who made Sandra Betzina's pattern.  As I go along, I was going to e-mail them and ask questions as they come up!  I'm pretty sure they did not use the basted lining method Susan wrote about, but I'm curious to try it.  I go to New York City Dec. 1st, where I'm going to pick up my braided trim.  I'm trying to  be at the point where the trim is applied before I go.  I've made a muslin already, and am tweeking that before I cut into my "real"  fabric!  I will transfer the changes back to the paper pattern however, before I use the paper pattern to cut out.  I just think the muslin is not stable enough to use as a pattern (maybe because mine is cheap!).  Let me know how you make out.  Mary T.

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