Not for a minute, not from the beginning.
Why in sewing, as in so many other major areas of life, do we just not listen to those little voices? Not until it's too late, not until we have said to our friends "I should have known." The signs are always there. In my case I should have stopped when I had to wrestle the upper bust to the ground.
So the issue of a pattern for my next Chanel jacket, when I am at home an reunited with all my tools, is major.
I have been thinking about the new Coco pattern from Stylearc but I had some questions.
I finally emailed Chloe and team with my questions and with the generosity that seems typical of that operation they sent me shots of the shop model and .pdf's of the instruction sheets. This is simply the kind of information a sewer always needs and never gets pre-purchase, so with the Stylearc team's permission here it is for you too.
You should be able to scroll down through the embedded .pdf to see it all:
And here are some studio shots of the model jacket:
|Work in progress model frayed edges not added yet.|
Yes, I have ordered this pattern and a whole bunch of others along with a replacement for my Sasha shirt that turned out so well and is still missing in Room 333.
More news too.
In all the discussion about this jacket I asked Chloe if she would let me interview her, channeling that part of my past that used to write for a couple of the local papers.
She said yes, amazingly, so watch for that interview too as soon as I can post it.