This year, my pet project is the Chanel Jacket. You see, I want one for myself. The Little Black Jacket, akin to the Little Black Dress, is a classic staple in a well dressed wardrobe. At just over $4,000, the real thing is out of my range. My couture teacher Susan Khalje, teaches a course on how to make one. Her class is about $1,000. Fabric invested is about $200+. Not sure I can afford to take her class this year, so I plan to try my hand at doing it on my own, using past Thread's Magazine Articles and the Claire Shaeffer book, Couture Sewing. The beauty is all in the little details.
|Note the quilted lining and chain on the bottom edge.|
|Here is another photo of the chain.|
|Nice contrasting braid on this model|
|I really love the Georgette trim and large braid on the sleeve hem. It's really an stunning effect.|
|Not a little black jacket but the details are very nice on this one. Love all the contrasting trim and gold buttons.|
|Sometimes the classic double C buttons can be found on Ebay.|