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Oh Ann, your jacket is gorgeous (how appropriate!) My version is still waiting to be made. Am curious about the Simplicity fit. To date, my Simplicity sewing has been on unstructured garments and I recall someone mentioning tight arms on this jacket. Was that an issue for you?
1/8/05 10:51 PM
Wow - absolutely stunning jacket and fabric! Was quilting the jacket to the lining your idea or was that a suggestion in the book?
1/8/05 10:55 PM
That is one fabulous jacket!!! Perfect marriage of fabric and pattern design.
1/8/05 10:57 PM
Yum! Your jacket is faboo, dahling.
1/9/05 0:07 AM
MaryLynn in Long Beach
Just breathtaking...inside and out.
1/9/05 0:32 AM
LOVE your jacket, the fabric is scrumptious! Thanks Ann.
1/9/05 2:11 AM
Beautiful jacket. Thankyou for all the super pictures. I have just bought this pattern and fabric for it.
1/9/05 4:05 AM
STunning jacket and fabric! Thank you for sharing all the special touches you added. I am about to join a jacket sewing project on SW and was thinking about using this jacket. Simply gorgeous ;o)
1/9/05 5:45 AM
What gorgeous fabric and perfectly matched to the pattern. I admire your craftmanship in sticking to all the Chanelisms. The result is stunning!
1/9/05 5:58 AM
Absolutely beautiful garment and good review. Makes me want to use this pattern.
1/9/05 6:12 AM
I love the fabric also. Your jacket turned out great.
1/9/05 6:35 AM
Katharine in BXL
wow, very pretty!
1/9/05 7:32 AM
Leslie in Austin
Another gorgeous thing, for sure!
1/9/05 7:33 AM
I agree: it's beautiful! Glad to see your review of the Chanal-isms. Thanks
1/9/05 8:12 AM
Nice! A fresh take on the Chanel jacket. Funny how they keep coming back in style. Has anyone made this from the pattern instructions alone and had it turn out well? I doubt if I will have time for couture techniques.
1/9/05 8:34 AM
Ann, I can see why you love your jacket - it's lovely! I don't have access to the book, unfortunately - did you quilt lining and yardage, or each piece separately? It looks like you used facings as well - would it have been possible to line to the edge without facings? Thank you for including all the pictures.
1/9/05 9:30 AM
Beautiful jacket Ann! Great fabric, great job! Thanks for posting this.
1/9/05 9:42 AM
Ann, I'm speechless! What a fantastic jacket.
1/9/05 9:45 AM
Beautiful jacket, beautiful jacket and it fits so well. Congratulations!!! Thanks
1/9/05 10:32 AM
Wow -- let me add my kudos! Thanks for a great review, with many photos! Absolutely beautiful result!
1/9/05 11:30 AM
Wow, this turned out so good. Your review was great!
1/9/05 12:35 PM
I love the fabric and it turned out so well.
1/9/05 1:05 PM
Needs more info? You push-a my leg! :) -Ann
1/9/05 1:07 PM
1/9/05 1:24 PM
Wow, love it Ann! Thanks for all the pics and the great review. Beautiful jacket.
1/9/05 1:29 PM
1/9/05 2:08 PM
Wow, I just pulled this pattern out this morning. Very helpful review. Lovely jacket. Great looking fabric. Different technique for lining is very interesting.
1/9/05 2:31 PM
Thank you for so much detail.... and that fabric is totally amazing. Just beautiful.
1/9/05 2:54 PM
Fabulous jacket! This is a great pattern and you have made it spectacular!!
1/9/05 5:38 PM
What a beautiful jacket. Love the fabric and the style. I can see it being suitable to wear with just about any bottoms!
1/9/05 5:57 PM
Not much to add to the other comments. When I get around to making mine, I'll certainly read your review in detail. Great job, as always. It's nice to see you sewing for yourself!
1/9/05 7:14 PM
1/9/05 9:52 PM
I love your jacket, you did such a wonderful job. The fabric is stunning. I'm so happy you wrote this review, I've wanted to make a Chanel style jacket for a while with some authentic "Chanelisms" but I couldn't find any good images. I love your fabulous details, the lining is to die for. You mentioned the book which just happens to be sitting on my bookshelf. Thanks so much, this will help alot.
1/9/05 10:24 PM
Well done Ann, the fabric is to die for, and I see that you like doing the extra finishing touches(hong kong) etc. Those close-up' s are always a nice touch. Gorgeous Thing? Absolutely!
1/10/05 3:54 AM
Your jacket is really lovely Ann. I have to get this pattern after reading this review, which is excellent and very helpful. Thank you.
1/10/05 7:56 AM
As always, you made a beautiful garment.
1/10/05 8:12 AM
Now I really gotta get mine done!
1/10/05 8:38 AM
Wow~ You have me just aching to make one of these. I can't stop looking at the photos!
1/11/05 7:52 AM
Hi Ann, Thanks for such a good review on a very inspiring project. I've got this pattern as well as the Claire Shaeffer book...now I've got your great example to inspire and help me along with the details. I was thinking I had to eliminate the facings in order to do the "Chanel quilting" , etc. But your jacket looks so beautiful with the facings and Hong Kong finish. Thanks so much. Your jacket is beautiful! Now I've just got to get going on mine! Liz H
1/11/05 9:15 AM
I just love this! The review is very detailed and the pics sure help. Hope the fringe fad continues for a while longer.
1/11/05 7:08 PM
Gorgeous! Amazing! Stunning! I love it, love it, love it. I am pretreating my fabric to make this very jacket at this very moment, so your review is quite timely. Thank you so much for all the detail and great pictures. I'm also planning to use the techniques outlined in Claire Schaeffer's book, and it's great to see someone else do it with such successful results. You've set the bar very high! PS LOVE your custom tag!
1/12/05 6:21 PM
Just wanted to tell you that the jacket is lovely (as well as that stunning fabric!)!! I really enjoyed reading about how you used the Chanel quilting techinque; I've been dying to try that for some time. ;)
1/20/05 4:57 PM
I have been looking for a Chanel jacket pattern ever since I received my Nov '05 issue of Threads. Your jacket is gorgeous and has all the extras I want for my jacket. Plus more. Congrats on a masterpiece!!! all i can add is.... LOVE IT !! Teresakay
10/23/05 5:35 PM
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