Monday, February 6, 2017

Chanel update





Don't we look fabulous?  This was our status at 3pm on day seven.  As you can see my lining was yet to attached and I was still attaching the trim.  The photo doesn't do justice to the exquisite fabric used by my colleagues. My favourites were Poppykettle's stunning teal and blue tweed and Marion's beautiful pale blue silk and wool. 




Only the pockets to go now, but my progress may be interrupted by the urgency of finishing a dress for Sydney Frocktails on 18 February.  I've left the pocket templates in place to give you a sense of what the finished product will look like.  The braids and buttons were purchased in Alveiro,  Portugal.  The shop was an absolute treasure trove of braids and buttons.  I would have bought more if not for the "cash only" requirement.  

7 comments:

  1. How gorgeous!!! Your very own couture jacket.

    So jealous that you are going to Frocktails. I would love to get together with other sewers.

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  2. Looks fabulous, I'm a bit daunted by the prospect of this course! Can't wait to see what you come up with for Frocktails

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  3. Well done Gail. Looking forward to seeing the completed jackets very soon 😊

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  4. Your jacket looks amazing, and the trim takes it to another level. I'm still to finish mine

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  5. Love your jacket, I buttony can't wait to finish it and then for cooler weather to wear it.

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  6. I love the red with the black. It is both classic and modern at the same time!

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  7. Your jacket looks gorgeous and the red and black is striking. You are so much further along than me.

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