Sunday, September 27, 2009

Chanel Jacket 5 - Trim

This is part II of the Chanel jacket trim saga. Here' s the black ribbon that people didn't like. What I finally ended up with is soooo much better than the black. So, thank you very much for the honest feedback.

I also tried a thick purple grosgrain ribbon for trim. I didn't like that either. It was too thick and too bland.



Then, I decided to go to my local fabric boutique, Seams Like Home. They had this fun ribbon with glitter and ruffly edges. It matches the goldish-yellow in my boucle. I had Paulette helping me and we both thought that it was too bland by itself.




Then we started stacking trim on this ribbon and . . . DING, DING, DING. We have a winner. We tried it with gold and red (too christmas-y), gold and green (too dark), gold and pink (Paulette loved, me hated), gold and just-about-every-color. It does look very bright when the trims are apart but I think they look nice when overlapped. And, it will be easy to go around the corners because the blue can be manipulated pretty easily due to the open weave.




Well, what do you think about that trim?? It's pretty bright but I love it.

25 comments:

angie.a said...

I love it! LOVE the gold, and the purple catches those colors in the tweed. Good choice!

Anonymous said...

Soooo much better than the black! I like it! And I have a feeling that when the jacket is all finished, I will love it and that it will be perfect!
Cissie

Lori said...

Very good color combinations, I really like that ribbon.

Maggie said...

Now you're on to something! It looks very much chanel. I think that the tweed has so many colors that the trim needed to have more than one color too. This looks great.

eword10 said...

LOVE the combo. You're on the right track.

Lisa said...

Looks great! I like bright also.

gwensews said...

Oh yes--that is perfect! Go for it!

judy said...

Two thumbs up!

kiltsnquilts said...

Absolutely perfect! Much better than the black and also the purple ribbon you tried. I don't think it is too bright, after all the fabric isn't exactly pastel colours :-) Great match!

Tamara said...

Beautiful trim! Very subtle but yet stands out beautifully.

Kathie said...

well done! It's perfect.

Patricia said...

I love the gold and blue, but wonder if it will limit what you feel comfortable wearing with it?

meredithp said...

Feeling the love for this (vs. the sad little black ribbon)

Sally said...

Perfect! I actually liked the black, but I like this even better! Gives it a special something the black doesn't.

Dana said...

Love the trim! It blends much better than any of solids.

gatorgirl4325 said...

LOVE it!

gatorgirl4325 said...

LOVE it!

NGLaLALa said...

Ooo... LoVE IT~! Great find!

Karen said...

It's pretty bright, but your boucle isn't shy and retiring, so I think they're a perfect match. Considering how important the trim is on one of these jackets, it was worth the search to find just the right stuff.

BTW, I'm fascinated with the moose posts, so keep on - I'm considering chickens in my back yard next year, and people are accusing me of going back to the land. In Philadelphia?

Jenni said...

I love the new trim you chose... it seems just right for the tweed and the style of jacket.

designdreamer said...

I was definitely in the minority (only one?) that liked the black, but I really, really like this one!

Kathi said...

Very pretty!!!!!!

amber said...

Lovely! I always think of Chanel type jackets as very formal (even when being paired down with casual pieces) and I think this new trim lives up to that formality. :)

Tyler said...

where did you find the boucle fabric? I've got to order some!

Anonymous said...

Next time, try as Chanel would. Instead of the trim on the ribbon try a gold tone chain. Also, Chanel suits behave in the wind because the lower edges of their jackets have a chain sewn into the hem.