Thursday, August 6, 2009
I have finished my muslin for the Chanel jacket sew along. I detailed the process here - so won't bore you by going into details. I am so impressed by my sew along buddies though, one of them spent 100 hours on her last Chanel jacket. I'm in the midst of pros. Oh well, someone's got to lower the tone to keep it real. I volunteer myself.
My son wakes every morning between 5 and 5:30 but this morning it was a quarter to 5, which was particularly cruel, I thought. Anyway, when he went down for his sleep this afternoon I grabbed a bit of shut eye myself, and when I woke up, I thought, "cream buttons, cream piping, collared version, mid hip length." Three quarter length sleeve? Maybe.
You know why Chanel had so many patch pockets on her jackets? Because she was a stick insect. She probably never finished a meal in her life. Fortunately the amount of fabric available to me, and the position of the original pockets mean I can't add anything, which I feel can only be a good thing.
I can get the whole jacket out of TMB's jacket - my only real challenge was to find the fabric between "man no tits no butt jacket" and mine. That little strip under the arm is the difference between his chest/hip and mine. I can get it out of the inside facings, just.
There is barely a millimetre to spare, anywhere. Actually, in a few places there is going to be less than a millimeter to spare, like the original two button holes which will still be visible but non-operational. We'll call those bits "character" details.
Posted by Mary Nanna at 2:20 PM