As a freelance writer and editor (you have to take my word for it I'm much more eloquent in my native language) I work from home. During writing sessions in my home office I wear jeans or a skirt with a knit top. When I go out to visit a client, or do an interview, I always add a jacket to finish my outfit. Sometimes I'm multitasking and taking the pictures for my articles as well. The last thing you need when juggling pen, paper and camera is a restrictive jacket!
Over the years I bookmarked every post I found about couture methods for constructing a Chanel inspired jacket. Coco Chanel's revolutionary cardigan jacket was designed to be stylish, yet comfortable. It has the look of a jacket and the feel of a cardigan, as Chanel wanted women to be able to move and drive a car without bursting their seams. Just what I need!
So I'm moving from one extreme to another. After seven months of simple knit sewing I'm in for 100+ hours work on a garment with lots of hand stitching involved. I'm fond of hand stitching and I think I'll enjoy every minute of this project!
Enjoy the process! I'm looking forward to see the finished result!ReplyDelete
You already did one thing right in Coco's book: "The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you". This will be a fabulous jacket!
Best of luck! Looks like gorgeous fabric.ReplyDelete
Thanks, I 'll need every luck in the world! By the way, did you ever spot a pattern for a reversible French jacket? I may want to wear this one inside out!Delete
Yes, these will be fabulous colours on you :). I was wondering what your native language was - I wasn't sure if you were an English speaker living in the Netherlands, or a native who speaks and writes English very well as a second language. I will be following your progress avidly on this - it's about time I started tackling jackets too, so please take the lead and show the way !ReplyDelete
Thanks! I'll document the progress as thoroughly as I can!Delete
Thanks Valerie, I hope so!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing your process and the finished product as well. You are in for the long haul on this one. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks! There's no rush so I'll take my time!Delete