Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Couture Sewing Workshop Ikina jacket

I'm working on another Sewing Workshop Ikina jacket I cut out last summer from this Chanel Linton Tweed.   Since the dexterity in my fingers has improved I basted a silk twill lining to the fabric yesterday. 

I will then channel quilt the lining to the tweed as in these samples - note that you cannot see the channel quilting on the tweed side in the second photo.   The colors are most accurate in these two photos.   The dusty brown of the faux fur works well with the dark brown in the tweed.

 I got the fabric as a remnant at Fabrics Unlimited in Arlington, VA years ago but didn't have enough for a typical short jacket.     By eliminating the deep hems, I cut out the sleeves, fronts and back .    I plan on using this soft faux fur for the collar band and sleeve cuffs. 

I will stitch the shoulder seams of the fabric and lining separately.  I won't have to do anything to the edges of where the collar and sleeve cuffs will be applied.  I intend to fold under both lining and tweed at the hem and hand stitch.


  1. Nicely done and beautiful fabric. My Chanel jacket is waiting for the Australian summer to pass before I finally finish the darn thing!

  2. Terri, welcome back. You were missed. Best wishes for a full recovery.

  3. Glad you're feeling better. Glad you're blogging, too.