Last weekend, we watched Julie and Julia. I LOVE this movie! Love this movie.
It's interesting to me, this whole business of making a Chanel style jacket. It's sort of like baking a new cake recipe without the recipe. Oh, you know basically how to put it together, and you know the basic ingredients. But the things that make it special and different from any other jacket? It's all trial and error, and experimenting and creating. It takes me back to the glory days of my Builda-Sweater....my sweater from scratch, for which so many of you gave your generous input and ideas.
I've got the initial phase of the jacket completed. So far so good. I decided on a pocket arrangement, which will be perfect, I think.
But, I've got an issue or two.
Proceed to lining. I have to redo my lining. It's a touch too small, and pulls the whole jacket out of whack. But that's okay. It's all about creating and experimenting, right? It does make me wonder if the whole quiliting the lining pieces to the jacket pieces isn't such a bad idea after all... I'm actually thinking of lining it with a jersey knit instead of the charmeuse that I am using right now. Come to think of it, Coco was adventurous with the use of wool jersey, right? Thoughts?
And the next thing. When I apply a braid trim down the front of a jacket that overlaps ( because it will be buttoned) how do I apply the trim to the botton side of the jacket without there being too much bulk around down the front of the button band area? Do I only take it up as far as the bottom button?