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Reviewed by:Erica B.

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Posted on:11/26/07 9:35 PM
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Bassetmommy said... (7/29/09 8:08 PM) Reply

Bassetmommy said... (7/29/09 8:07 PM) Reply
Thanks so much for such a great review. I have read it more times than I care to admit to! Am hoping to start on a Chanel style jacket this coming week. I can only hope the end result will look half as great as yours does.
susinok said... (2/23/08 10:14 AM) Reply
The cut of that jacket is amazing! It fits your curves beautifully.
Modiste Madness said... (12/9/07 8:34 PM) Reply
You do incredible work. This jacket captured my attention, so I went and looked at your other reviews. Your sense of style is stunning and your contruction an inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
goldenthreads said... (12/8/07 11:34 AM) Reply
You did an excellent job. This jacket is gorgeous. I just came back from Paris and stayed in a hotel (accidentally) that was right off the street on which most of the coutoure houses are located. All had "guards" at the door. Just think, you could start your own coutoure shop in Alabama!
Modiste Madness said... (12/3/07 9:02 AM) Reply
Wonder, fabulous! A piece of construction art.
Dei said... (12/1/07 10:31 PM) Reply
Alpha to the omega, you did a incredible job and you look diva-divine in it.
kiddo said... (11/30/07 0:48 AM) Reply
Kudos to you for excellent work!!! The beauty of the jacket is the sophisticated ease you have wearing it. You wear it and wear it well!!!
ACB said... (11/29/07 2:04 PM) Reply
Absolutely fabulous, just exceptional work. (Lusting for Chanel).
kim*brown said... (11/29/07 1:14 PM) Reply
Love this on you. I don't think I am couture enough for this, but you are definitely working it!
Georgene said... (11/29/07 1:33 AM) Reply
Very very nice indeed! Love the gentle waist shaping.
OP Gal said... (11/28/07 1:37 PM) Reply
Absolutely fabulous. A once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment! You should be enormously proud of yourself for completing such a project.
fuzzygalore said... (11/28/07 4:11 AM) Reply
Wow. If I'd made anything like that, I'd want to be buried in it :-)..
davin said... (11/28/07 0:03 AM) Reply
ChristineX said... (11/27/07 10:56 PM) Reply
Love love love it!!! =)
Donna H said... (11/27/07 8:59 PM) Reply
Simply beautiful. Thanks for this great review.
MelissaB in WA said... (11/27/07 7:41 PM) Reply
Couture at it's finest - by EricaB! Gorgeous work and more patience than I have at this time. ;-)
KathySews said... (11/27/07 7:35 PM) Reply
THIS IS WHY I SEW. To hope to make clothes this beautiful. What inspiration to keep at it and push to the next level.
Sherril Miller said... (11/27/07 7:00 PM) Reply
Wow! It looks expensive.
MissCelie said... (11/27/07 6:07 PM) Reply
I hate commenting late because there is nothing good left to say other than 'fabulous'.
lmg said... (11/27/07 5:57 PM) Reply
Just exquisite and classic! Love all the pics and details. Wear with pride.
Athene said... (11/27/07 5:11 PM) Reply
You look beautiful in this jacket and thank you for the in depth review - I will be reading your review at least a few times in the days to come. I have the threads mag discussing the channel jacket but viewing your PR review and picture is much more exciting. You truly are a sewing goddess and I love your reviews.
Mahogany Stylist said... (11/27/07 4:02 PM) Reply
Erica, Your jacket is absolutely beautiful.
christinawo said... (11/27/07 1:04 PM) Reply
Erica, your jacket is beautiful. Thank you for all the information and details on constructing it. I definitely want to try doing this myself. You've given me the courage! Chris
jander said... (11/27/07 12:34 PM) Reply
Beautiful!! Thanks so much for this review. i am about to make this same pattern and now I feel a bit more brave.
Melody said... (11/27/07 12:11 PM) Reply
Grammy Gin said... (11/27/07 12:06 PM) Reply
WOW! I don't think I have to add anything else to my comment..but.. such perfection! You can tell this was a labor of love for you. Also, Erica, your pic is absolutely look prettier than I have ever noticed before. ;-)
Shrazzy said... (11/27/07 11:31 AM) Reply
What wonderful workmanship and it looks fabulous on you! Truly something to be proud of. Thank you for sharing with us.
AnneMarie60 said... (11/27/07 11:27 AM) Reply
I cannot stop thinking about this gorgeous jacket! Even while I was showering this morning, I was envisioning the quilting on the lining of your jacket. All day, I have been running through my mind all of your sewing steps and photos. Erica B., your jacket is absolutely magnificent!
patsijean said... (11/27/07 11:13 AM) Reply
Very impressive. Beautiful.
ryan's mom said... (11/27/07 10:45 AM) Reply
Mmmm...Such a luscious jacket with exquisite detail!
Grammy Gin said... (11/27/07 10:44 AM) Reply
WOW! I don't think I have to add anything else to my comment..but.. such perfection! You can tell this was a labor of love for you. Also, Erica, your pic is absolutely look prettier than I have ever noticed before. ;-)
gatorgirl4325 said... (11/27/07 10:22 AM) Reply
marjenann said... (11/27/07 9:26 AM) Reply
I surrender!! I must have a jacket like this one!! What a stunner!
carolynw said... (11/27/07 9:04 AM) Reply
Beautiful in every way! I am in the Chanel sew-along but way behind. This is the pattern I am using so your review is very helpful - hope mine comes out as nice as yours!!
LindsayT said... (11/27/07 8:56 AM) Reply
So lovely. Will you be making a matching skirt any time soon?
HeyJane said... (11/27/07 8:54 AM) Reply
Perfection, right down to the earrings and everything. Completely beautiful and thank you for the lining info and a great review. I think the longer jackets are so much more elegant than the cropped styles.
Betsybobbin said... (11/27/07 8:51 AM) Reply
inkstain said... (11/27/07 8:30 AM) Reply
Beautiful job and very nicely accessorized. Ready for that dinner with French President Sarkozy...Something every woman should have ready in her closet because when you've got the wardrobe, the opportunities to wear it have an uncanny way of showing up! In the meantime, have a glass of champagne!
Squeezylemon said... (11/27/07 8:28 AM) Reply
Coco would not only have approved, she would have you on her team as one of her designers if she were here today! Beautiful jacket and review as usual - you must have the most fabulous wardrobe of clothes!
Em's Summer said... (11/27/07 8:07 AM) Reply
Tres elegant!
cindyann said... (11/27/07 8:01 AM) Reply
All I can say is WOW! Lovely!
yummymummy38 said... (11/27/07 7:45 AM) Reply
absolutely stunning workmanship, great photo
Debbie Cook said... (11/27/07 7:36 AM) Reply
Beautiful, and such patience you have to complete it.
Fran G said... (11/27/07 7:34 AM) Reply
Beautiful look so lovely in it!
Peggy L said... (11/27/07 6:59 AM) Reply
said... (11/27/07 6:16 AM) Reply
Gorgeous! And it sounds like you had fun with this project. You're an inspiration. Thank you.
squirrellypoo said... (11/27/07 6:11 AM) Reply
Utterly fabulous!! Do you have photos of before and after the chain weights? I'd be interested to see them as I've never weighted a jacket before...
Danvillegirl said... (11/27/07 5:32 AM) Reply
Fantastic job!
Sigrid. said... (11/27/07 5:25 AM) Reply
This jacket certainly looks like Couture and worth an enormous amount of money. Wonderful work and you look fabulous (as you do in all clothes you make).
FloraNature said... (11/27/07 4:34 AM) Reply
Very expensive-looking. I like the earrings too!
Tany said... (11/27/07 3:28 AM) Reply
The work of a master! I'm sure Coco herself would approve! Thank you for this extremely helpful review!
Annette1 said... (11/27/07 2:50 AM) Reply
This is beautiful, Erica, and you're beautiful in it. I often see comments about making things like RTW, and I have to confess I think to myself, I don't WANT mine to look like RTW. I LIKE the handstitching and the time and the care that goes into it. I'm not saying I always like STARTING those portions, because I'm in GO-GO-GO mode, but I will say that once I settle in, there is a delicious satisfaction in taking the time and the patience to do so, as you've illustrated so exquisitely here.
LauraLo said... (11/27/07 2:43 AM) Reply
This is absolutely fabulous work, Erica and you do look great in this style!
Linda G said... (11/27/07 1:51 AM) Reply
Absolutely beautiful. I would like to try a Chanel jacket sometime and I will refer to this review. Thank you so much.
Nancywin said... (11/27/07 1:19 AM) Reply
This turned out just beautifully. I have been considering this project ever since I first saw it in Threads. Maybe someday...
Lisa Laree said... (11/26/07 11:39 PM) Reply
Beautiful. Just beautiful. What a great personal challenge to take on and meet!
hongkongshopper said... (11/26/07 11:36 PM) Reply
Fabulous Erica! Why didn't you use all of 8259 (sans the collar)? Did you already have 7975 as a TNT?
northern nasturtium said... (11/26/07 11:19 PM) Reply
oh, that is gorgeous craftsmanship! And such an immaculate fit! !!!!!!!!
Skye said... (11/26/07 11:13 PM) Reply
absolutely fabulous
Lori V said... (11/26/07 11:09 PM) Reply
Stunning jacket, Erica. Beautiful workmanship.
CynthiaSue said... (11/26/07 11:08 PM) Reply
said it on your blog but will say it again-remarkable!
3kids1036 said... (11/26/07 11:03 PM) Reply
You did a wonderful job!!!
Leora said... (11/26/07 10:56 PM) Reply
I have a Threads article about the inside secrets of Chanel that caused me to realize the intricacy of construction. I am in awe not only that you accomplished such a feat, but you did it in plaid! To Perfection!
Karen6790 said... (11/26/07 10:54 PM) Reply
Wow. Not sure what other word I need besides that. Amazing workmanship and great jacket. Love all the details in the review. Thanks.
Mahler said... (11/26/07 10:40 PM) Reply
Très chic, superbe Erica ! And so nicely done. This Chanel Jacket is real success. You look so fabulous. Two tumbs up ! Coco would be proud.
Christina Sonja said... (11/26/07 10:33 PM) Reply
What can I say? This is just stunning.
michellep74 said... (11/26/07 10:25 PM) Reply
Your jacket looks amazing! All of the detail work that you put into this turned out gorgeous!
nancy2001 said... (11/26/07 10:03 PM) Reply
Stunning jacket with impeccable workmanship. Coco would definitely approve.
LorelleD said... (11/26/07 9:56 PM) Reply
Your jacket looks beautiful on you. I really enjoyed reading your review. Thankyou.
mastdenman said... (11/26/07 9:54 PM) Reply
Fabulous jacket. I just bought this pattern.
Seamingly Simple said... (11/26/07 9:46 PM) Reply
You have finished and it is beautiful! I love your classic boucle, classic pockets, and classic trim. This jacket is a classic!
Diane E said... (11/26/07 9:44 PM) Reply
So beautiful! Thank you for the detailed review.
VtMartha said... (11/26/07 9:44 PM) Reply
Your jacket is fabulous, Erica! I especially love what you did with the pockets.
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