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Chanel Style Jacket for daughter!

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Chanel Style jacket for daughter

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The Couture Dress taught by Susan Khalje

From creating a muslin to adjusting fit and hand-stitching hems, Couturier Susan Khalje guides you step-by-step through couture sewing techniques!

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women, Petite
Style Traditional, Classic
Marysia Paling on

What materials did you use? Wool Silk Tweed from Lintons of Cumbria, for the main fabric. Silk organza for interfacing Silk Charmeuse for the quilted lining Gutermann gimp for the handworked buttonholes Pure silk thread from Italy for the buttonholes Purchased trim, which was mounted onto the grosgrain ribbon

Marysia Paling on

Thank you very much for your response and help offered. I have purchased the book The Couture Cardigan Jacket and watched the DVD and read the book. Some steps became more clear. I have a question regarding the actual cutting and marking of the material: the muslin has seam allowances, do i need a paper pattern without seam allowances so to be able to mark all stitching lines on the fabric? Grateful for any advice. Thanks again!

06/08/2014 Flag

Hi Johanna, Since learning the technique for marking stitching lines I tend to always work that way. However, if you prefer to work with the seam allowances ( as they are included in the Vogue pattern) then you can choose which method suits you best. I think Claire and Susan Khalje would say that working with the stitching line does give greater accuracy and that is the way I go these days.

06/11/2014 Flag

Dear Marysia, Thank you for your advice; I have already started to prepare the muslin (the Susan Khalje way) but I have to wait for my new sewing machine which will arrive next week, My Elna 7000 was 27 years old and needed repair. I am looking forward to continue.

06/14/2014 Flag

Hi Johanna, Lovely to hear from you, and glad that you are progressing. I think it is a project to take your time over and enjoy! I wonder which model of machine you have chosen? After 27 years it will take you a little while to get to know your new machine. I had a similar experience after 21 years with the same sewing machine. It took me time to like the replacement, but of course, but now I love it...................I went for a Bernina and have finally succumbed to also having a little overlocker(serger) which was a lovely gift from my husband last Christmas. Of course, not used as often as my sewing machine............................ Looking forward to hearing from you as you progress with your jacket. Don't hesitate to ask more questions if you think I can help, it would be my pleasure.

06/20/2014 Flag

Dear Marysia.... Love the jacket, the fabric, and the buttons are so classy! I bet your daughter loves the jacket. Great job!

10/21/2014 Flag