January 12, 2017

WORK WEAR WEDNESDAY (A Day Late)...

...so I actually decided to pull it out of the closet - the Chanellish Jacket that is.  It's 7 years old, and I thought it might be a bit snug - but it wasn't!  It fit just like it did originally.
I only used vertical quilting.  Next time I'll incorporate more quilting by using vertical and horizontal stitching.  It still amazes me that the quilting stitches do not show at all on the public side.
The Inside: 1)Jacket Front  2) Self made bias tape bound sleeve seam  3) Hem Chain  4)Back
Even the kids said that they loved it - or is it that they just love me?(hahaha)  I think I need another one of these in my life!  I'd love to work with a three piece sleeve next time if I could ever get my hands on a pattern like that.
Have you ever thought about making a Chanelish Jacket????

34 comments:

  1. It's stunning Faye. A timeless classic.

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  2. OMG, don't you look GORGEOUS! The jacket looks like you just made it! Isn't this the reason we make our clothes? Because they last and always look great on us! I've never made a "Chanelish" jacket and now that I'm no longer working, I may not. However, you never know, an occasion may pop up for it!

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    1. Thank you so much Myra! I love classics and am feeling that I need another similar jacket.

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  3. It is fabulous and good to know that after all the work you put into it, it still looks perfect 7 years later. The fact is still fits is an added bonus that would make me pretty happy! I like that you have a top that matches the lining too.

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    1. Yes I agree Allison - the fact that it fits is a real bonus. Thank you!

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  4. That looks so gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Lori! Maybe one day I'll get around to making another one.

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  5. Yay!! It looks fabulous!

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  6. It looks fabulous 7 years later!!! I have thought about Channelish jackets and someday will give it a try again. I made one previously but my size has changed and the jacket no longer suited me.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I need to plan on doing another one. I've got to go back to do some research.

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  7. A beautiful classic always in style!

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    1. Thank you so much Diane! I love classics!

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  8. Looks beautiful! And yes, I would love to make one!

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    1. Thank you Fran. Yes I feel that making another one would be a real plus since I've got this one under my belt. I'd have to really bone up on information again though!

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  9. What a timeless classic!!! It looks great on you!!! And I love the pink lining - with the black and white, it is just stunningly beautiful!!!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Summer!

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  10. It's on my "sewing bucket list." Not sure when, but hopefully in the next 6 or 7 months. Yours is beautiful and you did a wonderful job on it. Thanks for sharing! Love your blog, too.

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  11. Lovely! Thanks for showing us the inside. I definitely have this on my to-sew list.

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    1. Thank you Cindy. I'll be sure and let you know when I get around to making another one!

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  12. Gorgeous, Faye! You look so sharp and elegant in this jacket!

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  13. It looks terrific with the pink top. That pink lining was inspired; it accents your jacket so well. And I think your kids loved your jacket in addition to loving their terrific teacher!

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  14. It's just beautiful. I think a Chanel jacket is the epitome of how much skill it takes to construct a simple design. The devil is in the details as they say, and you've nailed them on this one. All of your check matching and the quilted lining are done so well. What a treat to have such a jacket to wear 7 years later!

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    1. I am elated about this jacket and plan on making another one sometime soon. Thank you Elizabeth!

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  15. Your jacket is beautiful! I'm in love. :)
    I'm planning to sew a similar jacket and yours is such a great inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Stefanie I know your jacket will be gorgeous!

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  16. What a beautiful jacket! You look great!

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  17. Your jacket is gorgeous - love it! I have thought of making a Chanel-ish jacket but just haven't gotten around to it. I did make a Chanel inspired jacket in a Knitwear class I took at FIT but I need to fix the fit.

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