And today we'd like to share a sewing project by Julie Starr: CHANEL JACKET with Vogue 7975 Pattern. Julie used our Italian Wool Boucle from Chanel and, it seems, she enjoyed working with this fabric.
Julie did not follow the Vogue Patterns instructions and eliminated all facing pieces, using instead the couture sewing techniques of quilting silk dupioni lining to each piece and lining the jacket to the edge. Besides, she shares a step-by-step process of making a Chanel jacket:
Step 1. At first a fitted muslin must be
made and cut apart on the seam lines.
Step 2. The cut up muslin pieces must be laid out on tracing cloth, a 1" seam allowance should be added to all sides to make the final pattern from which the boucle will be cut.
Step 3. 5/8" wide silk organza selvage strips are catch stitched to the wrong side at the seam line of all outer edges for stabilization.
Step 5. The upper and lower sleeves are assembled and quilted in the same manner.
Step 6. The lined sections are joined by machine at the side seams, leaving the lining free. After attaching the sleeves to the body, the lining side seams, sleeve seams and armscye seams are "lapped" closed with hand stitching. Finally, the lining raw edges are tucked under and hand stitched.
Step 7. Almost there! Here we have the jacket before trim is attached.