Tuesday, January 29, 2013

DIY Hand Sewn Chanel Inspired Jacket + Pattern Review V7975



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Hello Darlings!

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I am so in love with my labor of love jacket which I posted about over the last few weeks HERE! I have been meaning to make one for such a long time but I knew the amount of work that would go into it so I kept putting it off until I found this FANTASTIC FABRIC and I could no longer wait.



 This jacket took me about 18 hours to complete from start to finish but it was well worth it and considering that 90% of it was hand sewn I think I made it up pretty quick. I had a few stabbing incident with the hand needle but overall the hand sewing wasn't too bad; I just did most of it while I watched TV. The shell or outside of the jacket is usually made from a boucle weave so to stabilize the fabric and make it more firm it is backed by silk charmeuse. The two layers are then quilted together in long rows in a matching thread color so you can't see the sewing lines on the right side. 



If you read the previous post I ended up fusing the main pieces because after I cut my fabric it was so fragile that I knew trying to handle it too much would have caused me terrible anxiety as I watched my fibers come undone, LOL and I wanted to save myself another 20 hours of work so Karl Lagerfeld, forgive me.I quilted the shell and charmeuse together and machine stitched only the side and shoulder seams of the shell (main fabric) and hand stitched everything else (you can see that in the pics in the previous post HERE


This was also my "Test" or Wearable Muslin because I have a piece of fabric that cost me $125 a yard and I did not want to cut into it until I had made an attempt at a Chanel-esque jacket first and now that I have I will tackle the next one head on. I am still waiting for the chain to come in the mail so I can hand sew it the hem but I just had to wear it (patience is a virtue I don't posses) 




For construction pics go HERE /  For the fabric go HERE  / Gap Shirt (old) / Gap Audrey Pants HERE / F21 Necklace (old) / Steve Madden Pumps (old) similar HERE


Pattern Description: Misse's Jackets

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 6

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing with it? Sort of

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them as I was making a Chanel Inspired jacket I used couture techniques and hand sewed 90% of my jacket.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that its a basic design that you can use as a shell to create whatever your mind can conjure up.

Fabric Used: Neon/Cream Multi Boucle found HERE It is unbelievably gorgeous in person!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Like I mentioned above I had my own vision going on and although design wise and construction wise I did my own thing the basic pattern was not altered, I used the pieces as they came.

Would you sew it again? I plan to make another.





















VOGUE 7975

47 comments:

  1. That jacket is GORGEOUS!!! Beautifully done ~ the outfit is hot too :)

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  2. Wow. This jacket just made me drop everything! (working and sneak-reading my google feeds.) Droolworthy!!! Also, I love your style and where you've taken your skillz and brand you deserve all the success you've made and what's to come.

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  3. Beautiful jacket and beautifully done. Did you continue to make your own trim?

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    1. I did, I took apart the fibers and then added the black braiding. Thanks!

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  4. Beautiful jacket. Your style is amazing.

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  5. .......................................................
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    That was me SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    B E A U T I F U L!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Very chic!!!! I have seen the cost of a Chanel jacket. Can't wait to see the jacket with the $125.00 per yard fabric.

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  7. Very chic!!! I have seen the cost of a Chanel jacket. I can't wait to see the jacket made with the $125.00 per yard fabric.

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  8. Hi Mimi,

    Just beautiful. ..love it!

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  9. I love everything about this look, that jacket and the color of it, the pearls, the blouse and those fantastic pumps.

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  10. Wow! It came out sol pretty. Love the color combo too!

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  11. Great job on completing such a labor intensive project!

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  12. Tres Chic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. So happy to see the completed jacket. You did an excellent job and it looks great!!

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  14. That jacket is fabulous!! I am amazed by all the work you put into it, it definitely shows!

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  15. I LOVE that fabric!!! The black trim just makes it pop.

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  16. Go ahead Mimi!!! Love the jacket and your pics are Smoooooth!!

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    Dawn

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  17. This turned out even better than I expected! I wasn't sure how Chanel + Neon was going to turn out, but this is awesome. :)

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  18. Gee the inside looks just as gorgeous as the outside!! :)
    need to learn to handsew... is it mainly just practice?

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous, darling!! I love every single aspect from the style to the color to the classic pieces you chose to wear with it!

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  20. Stunning! And with all of the hand sewn tailoring...I know it was a labor of love!

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  21. SUCH a classy outfit. I love the whole look from head to toe, and the jacket is really amazing. The black trim it such a neat detail.

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  23. Beautiful and impressive. Love the outfit and the shoes!

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  24. Fantastic jacket that really is great fabric, cant wait to see what the $125 a yard stuff looks like! A Chanel style jacket has been on my to do list forever too, maybe 2013 is the year!

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  25. Great jacket! Can you tell us, what kind of trimming you used? Did you make it?

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  26. This is GORGEOUS! I'm completely speechless! Beautiful beautiful job!

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  27. Mimi the jacket/blazer is so adorable it tuned out splendid!!!

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  28. Wow! This is amazing! You are too much! I'm just waiting to see you on project runway!

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  29. nys...nys...nys...nys....from jacket to shoes

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  31. What a beautiful jacket! I have wanted to create a Chanel-style jacket for myself. Maybe I shall attempt it this year. Thank you for sharing your stunning version. I cannot wait to see the next one.

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  32. Fab Jacket...love it!!..........uughhh damn it i never learned how to sew!!....lol

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xoxo
mimi g.