Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chanel Jacket 6 - Sleeves, trim, and other stuff

First off, I want to say thank you for all the support with the moose posts. I also want to apologize for the rant. I try to live my life by not getting involved with negative people. I really think they bring everyone around them down and I won't let myself get involved with it. Uck.


On with the sewing, shall we? I've been playing with the trim and figuring out how to apply it. I know the couture method is to hand sew it. There is no way I could handsew all of the trim. After my last couture jacket where I thought I was going to chuck it out the window, I am going to take shortcuts on this one. No it won't look like crap but there is no reason (unless you like to) to handsew it on. I just happened to have a matching gold in my thread stash so I tried zigzagging it. The blue trim already has matching stitching running down the length. I found a guiding foot that works to make my own stitches along their stitching line. And no, I won't use gold. I wanted to make sure I could see it and the gold was already in the machine.



Here you can see the original blue stitches with my gold ones on top.




Here's the finished trim on the sleeve.


The sleeves are on. Aren't these just great? I can never get jacket sleeves to set-in without puckering. I'm either awesome or this pattern is just drafted nicely with little ease. I'm leaning toward the later as the reason for these un-puckery sleeves.


I also ditched the zipper in the front. Instead I sewed in some hook and eyes. I love the zipper idea but with all the trim and crazy boucle I wanted something more discreet.



Hopefully today I'll get the pockets cut out, trim put on, do a final fitting, and, and, and. I'm a compulsive list maker and I often give myself too much to do. I think I'll end there. We'll see how much I get done.

15 comments:

judy said...

That is going to be a very cute jacket. I really do love the boucle!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It's looking really good. I love the bouclé.

Eugenia said...

That jacket is shaping up so well, it's going to be beautiful. The trim you have chosen is perfect.

meredithp said...

Trim looks good (aren't you glad you bagged the ribbon), and sleeve set-in is excellent!

Lynn said...

Can't wait. I really am loving the fabric.

angie.a said...

It's looking fabulous! I love the trims.

Re the moose fiasco (that I completely missed, btw. That's what I get for being preoccupied by school!) I love the Alaska posts. I'm squeamish so I skipped over the raw meat pics I have to admit. But my family has always hunted, and we always ate the meat. Likewise, my dad raises Angus and that's where we get our beef. I'm not a vegetarian. Just a meat eater with a weak stomach. But that's the beauty of the SCROLL BAR!!! :P

becki-c said...
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becki-c said...

Nice shoulders! YOu did a great job setting those sleeves.

Kathi said...

Your jacket looks great so far! The ribbon is a really good choice for the colors. It is going to be beautiful!

gwensews said...

Your jacket is coming along beautifully.

KellysSewing said...

Your sleeves look awesome! As for what you post about, it is your post. YOUR post. No one has to read it. I chose to. Even look forward to reading your posts. Be they about sewing, kids or Alaska. I love peaking into the lives of others. Keep true to you.

JoanneM said...

Yes. The sleeves look amazing!!!!!

Debbie Cook said...

That boucle is gorgeous. I think I'd have to buy it if I ever saw it, and I live in the land of very few jackets and/or cool/cold days. The trim looks great. Can't wait to see it all finished and being modeled.

NGLaLALa said...

Wow! The trim looks great! I can't wait to see the finished result!

amber said...

I did a blind hem on a work skirt this weekend and by the end of it, I felt as though carpal tunnel was setting in, so yeah, I don't blame you for attaching the trim with the machine. ;) Looks great!