Monday, January 14, 2013

Burda 7634, meet Chanel

This is it.


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.

23 comments:

  1. Coco would be proud. It's FAB.

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  2. That is really pretty. I love the color of the off white fabric.

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  3. Love the jacket! I'm so glad that you didn't let it become a wadder. I know you will get a lot of wear out of it.

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  4. Aren't you cute as a button?
    I love these timeless classics. I have found just this very concept you described: if a project has defeated me once I can make it disappear for a while and then find it again with fresh eyes.
    Speaking of jersey, I was trying to find some for an Alabama Chanin-style skirt and was disappointed to find no colour selection at all. I think Ottawa street is in our future.

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  5. I love that you held onto it and didn't give it on this amazing jacket! I love all of your details and it looks wonderful on you!

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  6. This is perfect, perfect, perfect. You've made the right decisions every step of the way.

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  7. Looks beautiful! Congratulations on getting it done with such success.

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  8. This looks amazing on you, great job reworking this to be perfect on you.

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  9. It's a beautiful jacket and it looks wonderful on you.

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  10. Beautiful jacket!! Beth

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  11. Lynne - way to win! This jacket turned out fabulous. Congrats on not giving up. g

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  12. That is a fabulous save! A very cute jacket that looks amazing. Congratulations.

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  13. Perseverance pays off! I love black and cream together. So classic and chic.

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  14. That jacket is so happy to have been rescued! It looks wonderful on you, and you should enjoy wearing it.

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  15. Very pretty on you! You have great sewing skills...

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  16. Absolutely beautiful Lynne! The simple black edging was the perfect finishing touch for this classy fabric and pattern.

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  17. Im glad TOO> IT IS AMAZING.
    You look wonderful.
    LOVE LOVE LOVE The jacket!

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  18. Your perseverance paid off beautifully with this jacket - a credit to you!

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  19. Lovely classic black & white jacket!

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  20. I know you are thrilled that this jacket is finished. I would be if I were you. It is so classy looking and I'll bet, comfortable to wear. Great wardrobe addition.

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  21. Love this! I'm so glad you did this.

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