Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Simplicity 4954. My Chanel Inspired Jacket

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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13 comments:

Laury said...

That is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Beautiful jacket, you will so enjoy wearing it.

paco peralta said...

Very elegant Diana...!!! Hope all is well for you. Best,

Paco

Vicki said...

It is beautiful!! Your trim worked out perfectly. The whole outfit is lovely. Hope the spring weather helps with the breathing issues :)

Gail said...

What a stunning jacket. The quality of the work is amazing.

Sharon said...

Love your jacket and the fringing around the neckline and front is perfect. Hope you are feeling better soon.

The Sewing Loft said...

Lovely jacket. You managed the trims just right!Hope you feel better soon.

Barb

Aminat said...

Absolutely gorgeous, very elegant

Audrey said...

Your jacket is beautiful, and it looks so nice worn with the dress.

Jenny said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your process. One day, I'll get around to making mine. :-) You asked on my blog about the template I used. I used the "simple" template and just inserted a photo I took on my front porch. It took some fiddling to get the photo a decent size, and I'd still like it to be smaller, but it's ok for now. :-) Thank you for the kind compliment. I'm proud of myself for finally taking the 20 minutes to change the background.

gwensews said...

Your jacket turned out to be exquisite. Nice to have a dress that can be changed up with a couple of different jackets, too.

pdiddly said...

Beautiful - I love the combination with your dress - you will get many years of wear out of this timeless jacket. Need to get going on my one now

SewBarbie said...

I love it! The color and style work so well together and the pattern is great! Enjoy it!