Sunday, June 14, 2009

Chanel envy

I went to a school function at the weekend. The speaker was a successful female barrister, interesting enough but I confess to not listening to a word she said. I had Chanel envy. I'm paying too much in school fees and have too much of a social conscience to even contemplate a $4000 jacket, but I've got to tell you, the real thing is TDF. Hers was white with red and black trim and the most fabulous red, black and white buttons I've ever seen. I'll have to satisfy myself with faux.

I've been working on adding colour to my winter wardrobe and have a mini SWAT underway. Now this might not rate as colour for many of you, but my plan includes:

A black and white skirt Burda 2009/04 101 with red buttons and piping (fabulous Florence Broadhurst print) ready to post picture tommorrow.

A simple button down white blouse, a red t-shirt using Burda 2009/04 112 and a red jacket (still deciding).

After the weekend, I've added a white and black/red trimmed faux Chanel to the list. I'll use Simplicity 4954 - which I think is now out of print. I picked it up on one of my recent country trips.


  1. The moment I saw the words Florence Broadhurst I was hugely excited. Only this morning I was dreaming about recovering my dining chairs with one of her magnificent prints. Do post a pic of what you have. I can't wait to see the outcome.

  2. Chanel envy was what got me back into sewing after a 15-year absence. Making your own Chanel is not as hard as you'd think—the key is finding the right fabric and trims.

  3. Can't wait to see your Chanel unfold. Please give us a report! I am starting mine in August. Eeeek!

  4. I love that Burda skirt pattern- I think it'll look really funky. Can't wait to see it made up.

  5. Can't wait to see your creations.