Sorry I didn't post this sooner. What with a houseful for Easter dinner and my continuing respiratory problem, I'm just getting the energy to write this.
So , Voici! My jacket is finished. Here is the pattern I used.
I'm very happy with it and am satisfied with the trims.In a way,I wish I had made it to button down the front, but I closed it with a heavier type hook and eye and that works too.
The lining is a silk /cotton blend and the blush colour is perfect for this boucle.I used a satin ribbon in a deeper pink to add a touch of class to the front facings.
I sewed a chain weight just below the hemline and under the fold of the lining and it makes the jacket hang nicely.
I used pad stitching to secure the front and back facings to the jacket front and upper back and this really makes the jacket feel professional.I was able o do this and make the stitches invisible because of the nature of the fabric.
This is what I had planned to wear it with for Easter mass but I couldn't go because the candle smoke really makes me sick and I haven't been able to attend mass for most of the winter.
I've posted this dress and it's matching beaded bolero on the A Few of my Favorite Things section on my sidebar at right.The bolero is self drafted and the dress is B4871.
I love my Chanel inspired jacket and I know it will stay in my wardrobe for many years to come.
More photos here.
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