Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Chanel-inspired Jacket: The pics

Readers, I have promised you pictures of the finished Chanel-inspired jacket. I didn't have an opportunity to wear it - so I hope you will forgive me that I am not modelling it and showing it in action. Once the heat is over, I will post the update.  The good news is - I am starting a new one - stay tuned to new updates. But for now, enjoy the pictures! 

I would love to hear your feedback, so please comment!








Day 1: NYC Shopping | Day 2: Show & Tell / Quilting | Day 3: Goodies and Seams | Day 4: Epic Sleeves | Day 5: More Epic Sleeves | Day 6: The Finale |

25 comments:

  1. Oh my, it looks sooo gorgeous!! I love the lining details and the trims. What a brilliant work. Can't wait to see some action shots.

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  2. it is just fantastic, and i appreciate more than i can say the effort you put into detailing your experience making it. i hope you love it and wear it often!

    that trim is FABULOUS and the midnight-blue lining is stunning.

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  3. This is amazing, I love the trim. I looked forward to reading the posts on the class everyday

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  4. oh wow! It is absolutely STUNNING! I love it!!!!

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  5. oh. my. GAH. this is just unbelievable. you matched that pattern up perfectly! and the quilting! it looks like it will hang beautifully on you-- though i don't blame you for holding off on modeling. it's HOT up in here!

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  6. Very pretty! It's looks like you did all that hand quilting inside. Very impressive.

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  7. Just beautiful! Sigh...
    I totally love the tweed you have chosen, and the trim is a perfect compliment - I like your unique placement :)
    Let's hope it cools down soon so you can show us it on!

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  8. Stunningly beautiful!!! I really enjoyed following your journey with this jacket - what a delight to finally see the results! I particular love the curved trim - I would call that an inspired 'accident' ;)

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  9. What a fabulous piece! It looks stunning. I love the details - the trim, the quilting - spectacular work!

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  10. It's beautiful and it makes me want to wear it... All that quilting....hmmmm
    I have some questions: Is the quilting made through all layers of fabric, including the bouclé? What do you use for interfacing?
    Very good job!!!

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  11. @RenataRenata,thank you! Yes, it is quilted through both layers: the lining and bouclé. There is no interfacing in this type of jacket - I learned that the purpose of it to feel soft and comfortable and to hang more like a cardigan. The feeling of the jacket is amazing.

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  12. Marina, this is so gorgeous and perfect =chanel jacket. You will be rivaly jackie O when you use it.

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  13. This is a piece of perfection... Your jacket is wonderfully elegant, simple and unique. Your placement of the trim reminds me of some jacket Lanvin came with in 2009 or 2010. Bravissima. You work very, very well. I am impressed. Some Chanel Jacket have facings and your not. This is a great choice. It looks so great. Bravo!

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  14. Your performance is very wonderful.

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  15. Since the new Shaeffer pattern came out and the hype on the Lagerfeld/Roitfeld (sic?) collaboration on the little black jacket I've been thinking about making one. Your series on making this jacket has been both inspiring and scary. There is so much work involved in making a couture copy! I do like the idea that the jacket is like wearing a sweater. You did a magnificent job. Did you find a place in NYC for gimp and silk buttonhole thread?

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  16. Your jacket came out unbelievably gorgeous, you are so talented! I love that you shared the Susan Khalje class with us, the posts are so informative and wonderful. I have decided to go for it and make the jacket too, based on Claire Shaeffer's new pattern. I will be checking in with your tutorials for inspiration!

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  17. Marina,

    Your jacket is stunningly beautiful and wonderfully unique............the placing of your trim is fabulous.

    Good health when wearing your jacket. Would be lovely to get to see a picture of you wearing it.

    Thank you for being gracious in sharing your experiences on Susan's course. Great for those of us that dont live in the USA. Thanks again.

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  18. Hi Marina, I am using your jacket quilting photo to illustrate an article I am writing about the little black jacket. I am linking to your site in it. Thanks!

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  19. Beautiful!!! Love Chanel. Stopping by from Sew Country Chick and your newest follower.

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  20. Hi Marina,
    I am in the final stages of making V8804 (chanel style jacket) for my daughter for Christmas. I think it will be handed over before the New Year, as I am a little behind.

    Would you be kind and let us know.................did you put a sleeve head in the sleeves; I have the feeling that probably not, but I would love to know what the best advice is for this style jacket. I am using a wool/silk tweed, from Lintons which is somewhat heavier than the Linton boucle I have set aside for my jacket.

    Many thanks in advance.
    Happy Christmas and New Year and thanks for sharing with us all throughout the year.

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  21. Absoutly beautiful, highest designer style and quality. I know Susan Khalji is a world class coutour teacher, but you excelled. What did Susan say? Lol I know she loved ut too. Awsome jacket. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Its amazing jacket with nice embroidering. I like to buy celebrity leather jackets. Thanks for sharing for fashionable post

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