Thursday, May 31, 2012
Chanel style jacket no.2: Progress
I finally started my Chanel style jacket :)
I used V7975 again and a wool blend boucle (40%wool, 40% polyester, 20% acrylic) from ebay and a silk satin for the lining from the clearance table at spotlight. The boucle does feel a bit acrylicky (is that a word, lol?), so next time I've promised myself I'll order some Linton tweed *drool*!
I thread traced again, using silk thread this time (which really is lovely to use). I used a polyester thread last time to quilt with but thought it felt a bit rough so this time I've used a hand quilting thread that's 100% cotton. I like the hand quilting thread - it does feel softer and its quite strong so you only need a single thread to hand stitch up the lining.
I added a back seam to give a bit more shaping, but its still a bit more shapeless at the back than I prefer. The boucle gave a bit more than I expected too and its on the verge of being too big, but I'm thinking about adding some hook and eyes or press snaps so I can close it if I want which will also give me a bit more waist definition.
The silk is just gorgeous, feels so divine! The colours are a lot richer and deeper in real life too.
Still have to finish the sleeves, add pockets and do the trim - probably going to be satin bias binding again! Its going together a lot quicker this time though!