Thursday, October 10, 2013

Little French Jacket

It had to happen, I knew as soon as I saw this silk mix it would be another jacket and guess what I have found, the Little French Jacket sewalong.


The icing on the cake for this sewalong is that both of the organisers, Leisa from A Challenging Sew and Inna from Thewallinna have both attended Susan Khalje's - classic French Jacket course and Susan Khalje has also offered to consult along the way!

I would love to attend one of Susan's classes but at this stage that is a dream so even though I have plenty of projects on my wish list, I've decided to join this one as well.

There have been a number of discussions so far and the schedule has been posted. 

I'm going to use Vogue 7975 again, it has been fitted for me and so far I have made two Chanel inspired jackets from this pattern (well the 2nd one is progressing) so I am not going to do the muslin that started on October 7.

Seeing I'm not 100% certain what else is mixed with the silk, I will do a burn test and then figure out how to pre-treat the fabric.  The girls at The Remnant Warehouse did advise not to dry clean it as they felt it would loose some of its lovely hand.

It will be fun working out what colour the lining will be, looks like I need to go shopping and I'm not even sure where to start with the trim!
 

13 comments:

Alison said...

that fabric is just incredible - you will have such a stunning piece at the end of your jacket journey

SarahLizSewStyle said...

This is just perfect for a Little French Jacket...will wait to see with great anticipation :)

Kristy said...

Funnily enough I've just been searching through your old posts to find pictures of your second jacket! I've just bought Vogue 8804 in the Spotlight $5 sale planning to make a white French style jacket. I look forward to seeing your progress (and that second jacket!)

Karen Pior said...

I don't think I am up for this one but I will watch your jacket come together with glee!! I absolutely love this fabric. Great choice for a jacket. Cheers, Karen

RhondaBuss said...

Have fun!!! You are going to LOVE this jacket!

Carolyn said...

I'm reallu looking forward to seeing your Frenchjacket! with regard to care; a gentle hand wash in wool detergent is a safe bet for just about anything.

jacquianne said...

Sharon I am with you on attending one of Susan's courses. I have been following a few blogs of those who have attended and I am very envious. I have paid for the Craftsy class with Susan but we have internet problems and cannot download so you can imagine my disappointment. I will read with interest your progress with this wonderful material.

Gail said...

Perfect fabric for a Chanel jacket.

Diana said...

Gorgeous fabric and for sure will make a gorgeous jacket.

thewallinna.com said...

It so great to see you participate in the sew-along! This fabric is meant to become a jacket :) I am sure you'll have fun time choosing the trim!

BeaJay said...

Don't know what is happening but I seem to be missing your posts and only stumbling on them when I check back to your site for something. MUST check this out. Don't want to miss your posts. Loving that fabric. Can picture it in a lovely dare I say Chanel - oops - french jacket.

Ramona said...

Great fabric. Curious...if you're not dry cleaning, how will you clean. Hand wash even with lining? I would love to know.

Ramona said...

Love the fabric. Can't wait to see it made up. I started this French jacket sew along, but am running behind at this point.