I clean up my cutting table and I am ready to follow-up on my French/Chanel-like jacket. I have only one day as I am leaving tomorrow to France for my work and then for a one-week holidays.
After making the Vogue Vintage jacket when I underlined all pieces with cotton batiste I started to think of doing the same with the French jacket. And then when I eventually decided – and was almost about – to cut all pattern pieces from silk organza Melanie from (who was taking the Couture Sewing School by Susan Khalje) shared her experience on using silk organza in a jacket:
‘…Actually I would steer away from using silk organza as an underlining – it’s too stiff. Get the cheapest of cheap batiste you can get your hands on – almost cheesecloth and super soft. You want the jacket to feel like a cardigan, not a jacket It’s super snuggly!!!’
Hmmm…. I have just finished the couture dress, which is underlined with silk organza and I have to say I don’t feel it is stiff. But – it will be the fist jacket, it is just cotton with polyester so if I find enough cotton batiste in my stash I will use it instead of silk organza.
But first – let’s disassembly the muslin and transfer all changed to the paper pattern for the future use. I am planning to make more of them .
The French Jacket sew-along officially started on Monday – so I am good on schedule.