Sunday, 6 October 2013

My Little Black Jacket

I am super excited about my next sew-along.  This is being hosted by A Sewing Challenge and thewallinna with mentor Susan Khalje.  The Chanel inspired little french jacket!

Thewallinna

This wee 2 minute video was produced by Chanel in 2012 and shows an overview of the making a "Little Black Jacket".  It is so inspiring.


Susan Khalje's Couture Dress Class was the first Craftsy class I ever signed up for and it remains my most watched.  I refer back to it all the time - there are an enormous amount of techniques and valuable information in every lesson.  That class was like a revolution for my sewing. So when Inna announced she had done Susan's Chanel Jacket class (in person with Susan!) and would be hosting this sew-along - it was like all my dreams came true.

LBJ Pink tones

I had already purchased some wool boucle from The Fabric Store and had a pattern all lined up.  But first there were a few other projects I just had to get out of my system (appearing on the blog soon) before I felt that I could immerse myself in making a jacket.

I have since decided that this fabric won't be my first jacket but probably my second once I've got the couture jacket sew-along done.  So I've been and purchased a new pattern V7975, because of it's simple lines and classic style and black cotton boucle from The Fabric Store.

V7975

The lining is a black and white silk (blend I think) that I picked up at The Fabric Warehouse sale earlier this week.  I just have to decide on the trim and buttons.

Fabric & Lining

Anyway - super excited about this sew-along which starts 7 October.

9 comments:

  1. Ohh that wool boucle is yummy! It will mature nicely in the stash for when you are ready to use it :) Looking forward to watching your sew along progress.

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    1. Oh I love that line "it will mature nicely in my stash" that is a keeper!

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  2. I love that wool boucle - so beautiful. I can't wait to see this sew a long:)

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    1. At the moment I google it, touch it and gush over it weekly, but glad I made the decision to make that up second, so I get to refine my skills before cutting into it.

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  3. Yay Chanel jackets! Classic and will never ever go out of style. Beautoful fabric choices you have at the ready! I know what you mean aboit 'saving' them. I get panicked sometimes when I have good fabric and that I may ruin it. But it's not like it will spoil :). Good luck with it.

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    1. Thanks. My muslin is all done now - just waiting for next steps :-)

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  4. I can't wait to see your jacket! Wear it with your slick jeans and it'll look so gorgeously preppy and classy. That boucle is gorgeous too.

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    1. Thank Joy - this wee comment made my day :)

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