The reward at the end of the race. The victory after battle. The triumph after tragedy.
Well, that's a wee bit dramatic, but I'm sure you can sense my excitement that this project from the past was resurrected and I got to wear it to work today! This is Burda 7634, which I started three years ago.
You can read about it here and here.
It's sweatery and soft, just like a Chanel jacket should be.
I love the wider 3/4 sleeve arms, which was the major reconstruction of this jacket.
The trim is simple,
the slanted pockets call upon that modern inspiration Chanel suit.
And the button up front gives it just the structure it needs to lock and load when I want.
I lined it in a soft jersey knit ( unconventional, yes, but the original Bemberg lining felt too stiff to be in this jacket) which allows it to be even more drapey and comfortable.
And finished it with the perfect buttons.
I wore it to work today with black slacks, an ivory tie blouse and some animal print flats.
But I could easily dress it up with some bling and wear it with a skirt for church or a wedding.
I couldn't be more pleased and proud to have tackled this jacket once and for all.
A mistake can be corrected, and sometimes you have to know when to move on and chalk it up to a lesson learned. I'm just so glad that I decided that I loved my original concept enough not to give up.