Chanel Jacket Sew Along?


So Josee is doing a ‘make your own trim’ class in February and it would be nice if I had a Chanel style jacket ready to put it on, eh? I’ve been collecting fabric long enough. So who’s up for a sew along?

Basically we would all be working on a jacket, in our own way but keeping in touch and helping each other out – either here on the blog or by meeting in person. How to start? Well I’m thinking selecting a pattern would be nice. There are lots out there that seem to be suitable. For advice we can turn to a few places. Threads had a series of articles on ‘how to’ using a lot of hand techniques(#121) or using machines short cuts. What seems to be important is the princess seaming and 2 or 3 part sleeves. Susan Khalje gives a few examples of patterns but I don’t know how many of these are still current. Burda 8414, Butterick 4028, McCall’s 4311, Simplicity 4971, Vogue 7975 and also I just bought the Claire Shaeffer Vogue 8804. It seems to be full of instructions. I may have to read them this time.

So, who’s in? What pattern are you going with? Let’s round up the wagon train and see what we’ve got.


One thought on “Chanel Jacket Sew Along?”

  1. I am using Vogue 8259-Claire Shaeffer’s first chanel jacket but I am not using the Nehru collar. I hope to make the front lower and allow the jacket to close using hooks and eyes instead of buttons.


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