19 April 2008

My Chanel-ish Suit - Part 2

*Rachelle asked, "Do you think you'd mind showing us the inside of the jacket?"
No problem, here's the inside of both the skirt and the jacket. The jacket lining was inserted completely by hand, as I feel it gives me more control over the placement.

As well, here is a close-up of one of the buttons (which I adore). The buttons are vintage glass with a tortoise pattern. This photo also gives you a much nicer view of the fabric. It is amazing the depth of colour that this fabric possesses.

I had forgotten to mention that the jacket was interfaced with sew-in hair canvas. The front facing, the back neck facing, the jacket hem and sleeve hems all benefited from the addition of this wonderful interfacing. It gives the jacket the perfect body and weight. I had hoped to finish off the inside of the jacket with chain, a la Chanel, but I could not find anything appropriate in any of my local stores. For future softly tailored jackets like this, I suppose I will have to turn my search to the internet. Anyone have any vendor suggestions? Marji?


CraftRage said...

Ohhh! Thanks so much! Seeing the lining really helps me understand what things are supposed to look like on the inside of a properly finished piece. Both garments are really lovely, and they look like they're a sheer pleasure to wear!

Thanks again!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Thanks for the inside view...this must feel luscious next to the skin!

Anwen said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I'm in awe :D

I found some chain in Hobbycraft, which is a big-box type shop that sells, well, hobby/craft type things. I think it was with the trims and such. I'm not sure if it's the right weight, as I'm a fair way from daring to make a jacket, but it seems ok.

Summerset said...

Beautiful and the buttons are so perfect, too!

lsaspacey said...

Hook & Needles used the chain detail on her Chanel jacket, you should check her site for the details.