All done! After so much hand sewing its finally done! Its funny, not long after I started I was thinking about giving up it just seemed like so much work but by the end I was really enjoying it. I've been doing the hand sewing inside watching tv each night which has been nice, gives me something to do with my hands.
Things to remember for next time;
I read somewhere that its meant to take 70hours to make a Chanel jacket, I didn't do 70 it was roughly around 45hrs, which seems like heaps of work but it was only a couple of hours here and there with a couple of full days.
I can understand now why you use the best quality possible fabric though, after all that work its kind of disappointing to have used a polyester lining, but in some ways this was a practise go at the different techniques and I know I'll make more...eventually!
So the pattern info;
Adjustments; I did minimal adjustments on this jacket - a 1" petite adjustment and a 1/2" narrow shoulder adjustment. I cut the under sleeve on the bias to help with arm movement.
Would you make it again: Yes, I have one planned for me next!
Would you recommend it: Yes! I really like how it has the princess seams in the front and back for that extra shaping. I do see however that one of the new Vogue patterns (8804) is a Claire Shaeffer Chanel style jacket so I want to get it to compare it to this pattern.
All in all, not as scary as I thought! All the techniques are very easy they just take so much time, but I am very happy with how it turned out and Mum loves it!