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