Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Final shots, that damned Chanel jacket finally

Well here we are. Nicely accessorized with beach bum hair, Peta pants-into-shorts, and tank top. 


See you can wear Chanel with anything.


Tomorrow, when I have recovered from sewing that hem chain in till late at night, I will post some profound thoughts on this experience.


In the meantime here are some pics taken by a photographer who made me laugh because he has been listening to this all week and is just as glad as I am this particular project is in the out basket.


Note my original open slit sleeves. You can do this yourself if you put your vents in backwards and cut them off in a rage at 11:00 p.m..


It's actually pretty easy.


Please tell me if these sleeves look like what they are which is a huge mistake and a tired attempt at a save.


More tomorrow in the words department.







Let me outta here. Got to do a cotton blouse next.

23 comments:

a little sewing said...

I love the sleeves!

I love the jacket!!

And you look fab.
You will enjoy wearing it and the bad memories will fade in time.

Anonymous said...

A great save! It looks as if it suits (?) you--fun, quirky, smart. Elle

Anonymous said...

I love the way the lining shows in your sleeve improvement. It's a perfect jacket for NYC (where I live.)

Pearl said...

I love it - it looks great on you!

Janine said...

Yay, I love it when sewers persist in the battle and win - this is a win - hopefully like childbirth you will forget the pain and enjoy. COuld you put zebra print covered buttons on the sleeve vents but no they do not look like a mistake at all.

sewingkm said...

Despite what you are currently feeling the jacket is a win, win. Like others I like the sleeve vents showing the fab lining. The binding is also quite special.

Karen in VA said...

Love the jacket! The sleeve slits and the lining make it a less "up-tight" and more in keeping with what I perceive to be your style...

KC said...

It's a good thing you improved the sleeves with those slits--otherwise you'd have to wear the jacket inside-out to show off the lining!

Linda said...

Great looking jackets in spite of the "pain" of making it.

shams said...

I agree with the others that the sleeves are a great detail!

Digs said...

With those shades, you'd make a paper bag look great. Totally loving the inner zebra masquerading as edging.

Lisa Laree said...

Looks like some pretty fabulous lemonade to me...great save!

velosewer said...

Stunning both inside and outside the jacket.

Bunny said...

Its like childbirth, you forget the pain and move on to the next one.

Love the sleeves. It looks so comfy. Now admit it, it is really comfy, isn't it?

jennywren said...

Like everyone else I love it. The sleeves are great, they show off the fun lining and are a 'fashion detail'. Sophisticated and fun at the same time - and if as Bunny says its comfy too then that is a definite win win.

jennywren said...

Like everyone else I love it. The sleeves are great, they show off the fun lining and are a 'fashion detail'. Sophisticated and fun at the same time - and if as Bunny says its comfy too then that is a definite win win.

KathyS said...

I'm with everyone else. I think it looks fabulous and I love the black and white lining and trim. Wear it with pride!

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

MEOW MEOW! How flattering and Sexy! Love it! Great job!

gwensews said...

Your jacket is super. Hopefully you will get over your antagonism toward it and let it pay in your wardrobe.

Irene said...

Wonderful jacket! LOVE the lining.

LinB said...

Park Bench patterns put in a sleeve vent like that on purpose, on a jacket that I've made several times over the years.(Am suffering from CRS today, can't remember name of the pattern.) You've accidentally stumbled on a design feature that has precedent, so I'm sorry if you were going to copyright that detail, lol. Jacket looks great from here -- I really like the piping detail on the front edge and at the sleeve hems.

Calypso Flowers said...

Got here too late to make any original comment, but it looks great ! Particularly agree with the one about having to wear it inside out to show off the lining ! Love the piping. You look beautiful !

patsijean said...

I have to say that I agree with other comments. I like your vents better than the traditional vent. I may actually copy this some day.