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Chanel type jacket
good pattern for a Chanel type jacket or suit
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Date: 5/21/13 5:22 PM

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I would like to find a good reliable pattern for a Chanel jacket. I have my eye on a beautiful piece of Donna Karen fabric and I don't want to screw it up so I need to find a reliable one that goes together well with good instructions. I am mostly an intermediate skill sewist but I did take a college level tailoring course years ago and have made a coat. Would appreciate input.

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Date: 5/21/13 5:34 PM

You can start by reading this blog, where a number of people have step by step photographs of their Chanel jackets.

Go Chanel or Go Home

There is a Vogue pattern 7975 which has the princess seams and round neckline.

There is Vogue 8804 Which has couture techniques and a three piece sleeve.

There are also some OOP patterns, and other threads on PR if you do a search for them. You can start by reading the reviews for the patterns to get a feel for how everyone got along with them.

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Date: 5/21/13 6:03 PM

I forgot to mention one critical thing, what ever pattern you choose, the only way to get a really good fit is to make a muslin of the pattern first. That way you don't risk "the good stuff" and you can evaluate if the Chanel jacket is a style that you really like.

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http://adonising.blogspot.com

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Date: 5/22/13 0:41 AM

I am still working on my Coco Jacket from StyleArc.

COCO JACKET

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Date: 5/22/13 6:33 AM

The wonderful Ann Rowley has a picture set on Flickr that shows how she made Vogue 8804 ( the Claire Schaeffer pattern). Her comments are really helpful and the pictures really show clearly how to put the jacket together perfectly. I keep going back to look at them while I pluck up the courage to buy some Linton Tweed and make a start.

Chanel jacket

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Date: 5/22/13 8:19 AM

I've always wondered what makes a Chanel Jacket a "Chanel". Is it a "style"? The ones I've seen are boxy with high rounded neck lines. What's the attraction with this style of jacket? I have quite a few patterns(I bought because I liked another garment in the pattern) with this type of cut and avoid them because of the high round neck. Do all Chanel's have the rounded neck line?

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Date: 5/22/13 8:28 AM

Thank you all so much. I realize in reading the post this AM that I misspelled Donna KARAN. So sorry. Yes, I like the style. It is attractive on me.

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Date: 5/22/13 9:41 AM

Chanel makes all sorts of necklines but the iconic jacket has the high round neckline.

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Date: 5/22/13 6:56 PM

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I've always wondered what makes a Chanel Jacket a "Chanel". Is it a "style"?


It's a classic, timeless design. Lagerfeld may tweak the neckline or place the pockets differently but it has stood the test of time and looks great with a pair of jeans as well as a matching couture skirt. A google search in images will show you how this timeless design, so comfortable to wear, is stylishly worn by the young and hip as well as ladies who lunch.

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