I love chanel. In fact I love designer. I don't buy designer but I still love it. I can even pin point the exact moment I fell in love with it.
I'd been obsessed with clothes for years but when I was about 11? I was a remember of a swim team and we used to do a lot of race meets and we used to go by coach. Which was frigging torture.... For some reason every single other girl [and boy] thought it was the most fun thing in the world to take the mick out of me and just generally be awful human beings.
And then one day after actually hearing these kids be horrible to me, my mum gave me a stack of magazines, and my sister gave me here old cassette player and a bon jovi tape. And that was it now I didn't have to listen anymore, Now I could just read and listen to good music!
And it gave me a little bit of respect because "OMG frankie has vogue, instyle, glamour, and marie claire, If I'm nice to her today [ya know like an actual human being!] she'll let me look at one on the way back?"
And that little trip down memory lane explains where my love of designer came from!!!!
I'm trying to use more of my patterns, I seem to have gone from having about three to having quite the little collection and I hardly seem to use any of them. Especially the ones that come free with magazines.
Anyway I made this jacket because I had a little bit of this houndstooth fabric left from making my wool cape. The fabric is from Abakhans and I used the looser weave for my cape and decided to use the slightly more matted side for this.
Anyway It all came together pretty quickly, the pattern is easy to follow even if there are not any pattern markings. I did make things a bit more difficult by deciding to fully line the jacket and slip stitch the facings down. But boy was it worth it!!! its given a really clean finish and my stitches were nearly invisible!!!
The brooch was from my sister and her husband for my birthday one year!! Its one of my favourite pieces of jewellery, to the point where the cameo fell out on a night out and I went back the next day and crawled around the sticky floor with the bar manager searching for it!!!
I dint have enough fabric for pattern matching but it actually turned out okay. I faced the neckline as per the instructions and even put on the pockets. They are pretty useless but they look cute!
Ive got to say I LOVE this jacket! and I think its given me the confidence to actually attempt a coat at some point [and I don't mean the beasty coats me and my sister are making , something more wearable!!!]
All in all to say its made from left overs I am pretty darn pleased with it!!!!
And I've made a little video of me reviewing the pattern! Which gives a few more details!!! And you can find it here!