From time to time the sew-alongs are organised to sew a ‘Little French Jacket’ following the couture techniques of Chanel.
If you ever thought of making one – just go for it! I would suggest to follow instructions from – Couture Sewing – The Couture Cardigan Jacket by Claire Shaeffer though.
There are more other resources which I listed in this blog.
If you think Vogue patterns are too complicated I would suggest to use this Simplicity 4991 pattern. It is very simple pattern – no darts, only one-piece sleeves, and you can skip collar as well.
I used this pattern making this blue jacket from boiled wool. The jacket is very comfortable and I am thinking of making a new one day.
Meanwhile having still the piece of cotton bland tweed in my stash I decided to use it to make a jacket based on this Simplicity 4991 for my mother.
This time I did not use the quilting technique – I used couture techniques. To keep the loose woven fabric in place I underlined it with silk organza. I still have to check if it fits my mom… that’s why I did not make a buttonholes yet.
As you probably have noticed I have skipped the collar and I lined it completely.
Sewing this jacket I had a feeling I will use this pattern again.
It is really wonderful to start sewing again!