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Posted on:1/3/10 10:23 AM
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LindsayT said... (1/11/10 8:44 AM) Reply
This jacket is just so lovely! Madame would be proud (or jealous). Happy to hear your health crisis is over, and eager to see what else comes from your sewing machine.
Jane S said... (1/10/10 2:56 PM) Reply
I admire your wonderful spirit of creativity despite frightening news. So glad that everything has worked out, this beautiful jacket and your health.
marjenann said... (1/5/10 5:56 PM) Reply
Exquisite jacket, worth all of your time and effort. Truly couture!
JoyceP said... (1/4/10 11:28 AM) Reply
Gorgeous jacket, and no, thank you. I will not be making my own braid! I'll bet it's lovely, though. Thank you, too, for the YouTube link. Bookmarked, so I can view the related vids too.
Fran G said... (1/4/10 8:23 AM) Reply
Such a classic! Thanks so much for the review..think I'll be passing on making my own braid! Of the 3 patterns you have used for your Chanel like jackets, is this your top choice? A healthy 2010 to you... good health is the greatest gift.
yorkshire lass said... (1/4/10 5:37 AM) Reply
Stunning and I am glad that it helped you through your crisis and the crisis is over now. I hope you enjoy wearing this jacket in health for a very long time.
Beek said... (1/3/10 5:16 PM) Reply
Gorgeous! And it even looks like a true CHANEL in that soft pale pink fabric.
Michele Lommasson said... (1/3/10 1:27 PM) Reply
Your jacket looks lovely. Wear it in good health.
digs57 said... (1/3/10 12:38 PM) Reply
Beautiful. Much thanks for the details on making the braid.
Karen6790 said... (1/3/10 12:13 PM) Reply
Beautiful jacket and good to hear that your crisis is over. (Thanks to a great medical team and probably a little judiciuos fabric shopping - a positive attitude always helps as well). Thanks for the YouTube link - hadn't seen that.
inkstain said... (1/3/10 12:11 PM) Reply
Dear Okie2thdoc, Yes, one of the knitting yarns used in the trim is a white chenille featuring tiny squares of "snowflakes," three of the yarns were pure wool in beige, turquoise and off-white and the last addition was bronze embroidery thread. The jacket fabric features all those colours with the bronze threads and "flecked" white threads catching the eye. Before braiding, I assembled three balls, each "line" holding two bronze threads, three strands each in the plain wools and two lines of white flecked yarn. It sounds like a lot, and the main work is assembling these "lines" but when you've braided them all taut, my trim was about 3/4" wide. I would say that a mistake I made on the green tweed was trying a mohair yarn in the just looks too fuzzy for a Chanel jacket, while the chenille worked well. It is only a three-way braid. Warm wishes!
Wino said... (1/3/10 12:06 PM) Reply
Love your blog-what a beautiful jacket.
okie2thdoc said... (1/3/10 11:40 AM) Reply
How did you make the braid? It looks frayed but might be my monitor. I see what you described about the bedpost but is it only braided? Please describe.
Mary M. Mohr said... (1/3/10 11:26 AM) Reply
Your jacket is, of course, beautiful. I love your color palette. I'm sure in person it is all breathtaking. Your good health news is wonderful for you and for all of us who get to read your reviews and blog and get a breath of rarefied life in Switzerland. Thank you.
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