Since there are 81 posts in the latest discussion about Chanel-like suits (i.e., 3-pc sleeves), I decided to ask this question in a new forum. What is some of the thinking about, or experiences with making a suit of this type from fabric such as silk tweed? I have seen this fabric on many sites under the heading of ‘boucle.’
I was wondering what such a light weight fabric, or loosely woven fabric would look like with the machine quilting? I imagine it being done by hand, but not by machine as it would show on the face of the garment.
I am looking at a pattern that I’ve had for a long time and am considering a nice piece of silk tweed to make it from. The pattern is Vogue 2523. When I looked for the pattern on Vogue’s Pattern Website it was not there with either the current, or out-of-print patterns.
The description is that of a loose-fitting, lined, hip length jacket/collar, welts, pockets and 7/8’s, 2-pc sleeves/mock vent and button trim. While it looks like a Chanel jacket with a collar, the fabrics suggested are: tweed (doesn’t state which fiber), woolens and linen.
So, again I ask for your take on the use of a quilted lining when using silk tweed.