I like my French jacket

I decided to change the side panels to the red lining. It looks much better now. I will put the stripes from the same lining along the hemline, centre front line and neckline. And the hem of the sleeves of course.

French jacket progress - joining quilted pattern pieces and hand sewing lining

All seams in lining are hand stitched now – the whole jacket start to look as jacket. I like it.

French jacket progress - joining quilted pattern pieces

I am checking different kind of trim.

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I have just ordered 2 from the Fournituren.nl (in bordeaux colour) and if these will appear not good I will visit a haberdashery shop in Arnhem – they have really lot’s of trims. I am sure I will find something.
The Chanel Legend exhibition gave me some extra ideas about the trims so I can always try to make my own.

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Till the trim arrive I will start working on a trousers and a jacket for my mother.
She was at the hospital for almost two weeks recently and she is going again this week. She has to follow special treatment to be able to be operated. At this moment her heart is in not so great shape. I was hoping she will spend Xmas with us however at this moment nothing is sure. Let’s wait and see.

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19 thoughts on “I like my French jacket

  1. Pingback: Weekend full of handstitching | Red Point Tailor

    1. I enjoy the whole process! I love couture – it relaxes me :-).
      Making a fringe trim is one of the options, selvege is not so nice so – not this time. I can crochet something from nicer yarns… so many possibilities 🙂

  2. You are so correct – your jacket is really taking shape! It’s always good to have a sewing project (or projects) to ease your mind when a loved one is ill. Hope your mother’s health improves.

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your mother and wish her the best.

    Love the way your jacket is looking and the change in lining. I was working on sleeves of mine last night. Still a long way to go.

    1. Thanks! Coming weeks will show what are the perspectives. It is always somewhere in my thoughts. I will go to Poland for a week or more after the operation (or maybe even earlier).

      Your jacket is fabulous. Tomorrow I would like to make buttonholes (Chanel way) and join the shoulders. Then prepare sleeves and edges for a trim.
      I enjoy the whole process – I can’t wait to start the next one 🙂

    1. Hi Renee, I am using a joined method. Claire Shaeffer describes 2 methods. I am doing the one when you join 2 edges of the lining – she calls it ‘kissing’ method 🙂 I will use lapped method in sleeves.
      I have to do this as other ways I would see the fashion fabric seams – the white lining is a little transparnt. I found the ‘lapped’ method easier.
      I am glad I have changed this side piece to red 🙂

  4. joza jagodic

    you are very right to change the lining, the red one looks so much better!!! All though it was probably a lot of work you will not regret this, I’m shure.

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