Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Chanel Jacket: Done!!!

I have to keep this short (time to tuck in the rugrats and embroidery work to do afterward), but it's done!

I never thought I could do so much hand-stitching on a garment, and have it not only stay together, but look half decent! I wore it to work today (DH snapped this pic on my way out this morning), and received many compliments, so it's a keeper. I have a long list of what I'll do different next time, but I'll save that for a future post.

The antique machine is up and running, and I'll have a video of that soon, too!

22 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful. Congratulations on finishing the jacket. Love to read your sewing adventures!

JoanneM said...

Looks great! Congratulations on a job well done.

Grouch, MD said...

It's gorgeous. Fabulous colors on you, too. Congratulations! A Chanel is a serious sewing milestone!

Dawn said...

Woot! It's fantastic!

Gail said...

Wow we are making very similar jackets. My sewing machine came back from the service shop today and I hope to make more progress tonight.

Shannon said...

Looking great! The fabric is beautiful.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

This is so pretty! I love the quilted interior. Congratulations on a beautiful piece - and on being done with it. ;)

Curious - have you received your cloche yet???

Michelle said...

That looks fantastic! Love it, and beautiful work! Wonderful colors, I cannot say enough about the handwork.

gwensews said...

That looks really nice, Kristine. Good job! It's a classsic, never going out of style. You'll have a great piece that will last for years.

Bunny said...

Looks wonderful. I am looking forward to the details. Would love to see closeups of the trim.

julia said...

Lovely!

Robin said...

Love the new jacket!! It really is flattering.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It's so pretty and so worth all of the work! But the most important thing is that YOU made it...every single piece of it!!! Congratulations on a job well done!

Summerset said...

Gorgeous! It is perfect - the fit, the color, the trim! Enjoy wearing such a wonderful jacket.

Dana said...

Fantastic!! Looks great on you!

Beth said...

Great Job. The Jacket is beautiful. By the way Threads is out of issue 121 but will copy the Chanel article and mail it to you. Yeah for Threads

Kathi said...

Your jacket looks great!!!!!!

Marji said...

It's beautiful!

Lindsay T said...

Wow!! Can you please fly into NYC and model it for me? Because since I was there with you in the beginning I feel like I have to see it on you, as a reward kind of thing. It looks fabulous! I want to see what it looks like with an ivory or white top and jeans. And how does it look closed? Fantastic!!!

Tamara said...

Beautiful!!

amber said...

Looks great! Congratulations!

paco peralta said...

a good image. You look happy, of course, this jacket is fabulous. greetings, Paco