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I love the elegance of french style and I adore Chanel. Therefor I got very exited when I saw that The Challanging Sew and Thewallinna are hosting a sewalong for “the little French jacket”, or the Chanel-jacket as it might also be refered to.

Here are the links to the introduction posts for the sewalong:

I have decided to join the sewalong which officially starts October 6 with the first sheduled sewing post. But to prepare I have looked at some patterns and fabrics and made some choices.

For the pattern I have chosen Vogue 7975 which is one of the recommended patterns. I like to make a jacket that meet in the front but do not overlap. I’m thinking of hook and eye fastenings in the front. For fabric I went to the Linton Tweeds website. Linton Tweeds being a British fabric mill with long traditions, among other things being a supplier of boucle fabrics to Chanel for their tweed jackets. So perfect! From Linton Tweeds I ordered 3 yards of a metallic gray wool boucle. I hope that will be enough for both a jacket and a skirt. I was looking for a fabric that would go well both with black and with blue without being neither black or blue. The metallic gray here stood out for me.


Once I’ve gotten the fabric I will look at silk charmeuse fabrics for the lining and at trims.

Is anyone else going to do this sewalong?

Happy sewing!