and this more modern Chanel suit:
You can read about some of my work on this thing on my old blog HERE (January 10, 2010)
The fabric is a Vera ivory boucle’....from back in the days of that fabulous Fabric.com Vera sale. Remember that?
Well, that was before I really started being particular about fit. No, let me take that back. that was before I really know all of the particulars of fit.
I spent many evenings hand sewing that trim in place. I loved the fabric and trim and the buttons. But, that silly jacket has hung unfinished in my sewing room for years. Mostly because I was not happy with the way the sleeves fit. I tried letting out the seams, but it still didn’t work for me. I shortened the sleeves for a different proportion. It still didn’t work for me…even with tight sleeves.
So I tried it on again this week. And I ripped out the sleeves.
After all, it is a Chanel. And Chanel is timeless.