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mem | Posted in General Discussion on

Well my Chanel jacket is coming along nicely and has been alot of fun to make . I want to use some shoulder pads as I have sloping shoulders . I cant insert them  between the lining and fashion fabric because of the quilting of the silk lining to to the wool so will need to cover some and attach them . I am wondering how I can do this as I dont want to sew them in the ditch on shoulder seam . Any Ideas?????????


  1. bobbysox | | #1

    Seems to me not too long ago, Threads had an article on Chanel jackets.  I remember the unusual construction method of "quilting" the lining to the fashion fabric before assembling.  Surely it would have addressed the shoulder pad issue. 

    1. FitnessNut | | #3

      The way the article addressed shoulder pads was to ignore them. I read a follow-up question, either here or in the magazine, and the response was that the jacket simply doesn't have them.

    2. mem | | #5

      No it didnt . I am using that article as well as another by Claire Schaffer to do the jacket.

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    Becky-book | | #2

    Could you hand stitch some Velcro to the lining and make the pads removable? or two small snaps?

    Or hand stitch just the "corners" of the pads to the lining, or maybe just at the shoulder seam?

    I hope you will post a photo of your jacket when complete, please!


  3. FitnessNut | | #4

    I would cover the pads with the lining fabric and hand tack them in place on the inside of the jacket. They wouldn't look too conspicuous but would still be there.

    1. mem | | #6

      I actually like your idea of snaps I think that would be aesthetically more pleasing than Velcro which just wouldnt go with Silk and all that hand work.!!

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