Saturday, 7 April 2012

Chanel Jacket - P's journey (test jacket continued) - 4

Today I managed to get some more work done on my Chanel jacket.

I looked in my stash and couldn't find any trim that would match the fabric well enough so dashed to my local market to see what I could find.  The only colour was white, which I thought was too harsh against the autumn colours of the jacket so decided to dye it in some tea.





The picture above is just my test sample, but I was pleased enough with it to pop all of the trim in the tea for an hour or so.  I rinsed the trim out in some hot water a couple of times and then hung it on the line to dry.

Meanwhile I got on with interfacing each jacket piece.  I used some interfacing similar to the perfect fuse lite to give enough support to the jacket to stop it getting pushed out of shape.



I found some nice beige lining which I cut out to line the jacket, for the back piece I decided to omit the back seam and then stitched the first row of quilting stitches down the back seam.

Using my guide that came with the Bernina walking foot, I worked from the centre out stitching 1" apart.

Here you can take a preview of what the jacket back will look like after the quilting.



And here is the jacket from the front.




This is probably as far as I will get with the jacket today because we have my D Mike's  sister's 50th birthday party to go today, but I feel I have made good progress.

While I was out this morning I found some trim that goes with my Linton Tweed perfectly, so that was a real result.

I hope you are getting on with some of your own projects.

Catch you later.......................... 

7 comments:

  1. Looking good! You're sure this is a muslin???

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  2. You will certainly have a wearable muslin when you finish this jacket. It is turning out so good.

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  3. This is looking fabulous. That is a beautiful cut to the jacket and will look great on. Enjoy the party!

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  4. Love the idea of creating your own trim colour to work beautifully with the jacket fabric. This is going to be one stunning 'muslin' jacket when finished...

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  5. Thank you all for the lovely comments.

    Sigrid, my first muslin was made out of calico just to make any adjustments needed. I am still calling this my wearable muslin because of all the untested techniques I am using.

    Doobee, I am debating if I should dunk it again perhaps in some coffee - still not sure it its too light - will have to test on my litte sample to see.

    Just having a quick break before 14 turn up for lunch phew............

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  6. I concur with the others - you 're making a very wearable jacket here, not a muslin.

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