The Classic Cardigan Jacket.

Whilst talking to a customer during the week as she was ordering some more fabric, she was telling me about a jacket that she had just made from this pattern.

Vogue pattern chanel jacket

She said that it was a very easy pattern to follow & the instructions were fantastic. As you can see from the photo of the jacket she made it turned out brilliantly. Well done Debbie!

Debbies Chanel jacket small

This pattern is one of the patterns that I recommend for the three day course I run,  Make the Classic Jacket as created by Mlle Chanel.On this course we cover some of the techniques that made this style of jacket so inovative at the time. When I make this style of jacket I like to use an open woven tweed with a silk dupion lining. This enables you to quilt the lining to the jacket thus eliminating the need for any other interfacing. This was how the original jackets were made. It was a totally brilliant method of making a jacket so far removed from traditional tailoring with it’s hand padding & canvases. This only works on fabrics where you can disguise the stitching lines. Such as the one below.

Chanel Suit

Chanel designed many more versions of this jacket including the most popular one with the four patch pockets on the front which was the style where the chain in the back was introduced.

I am teaching this course at the beginning of December, I will cover any techniques needed to complete the version of the jacket you choose. So if you fancy a beautiful jacket just like Debbie’s book now.