Monday, March 14, 2011

A Ch@nel Jacket Look Using a Loes Hinse Blouse pattern

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I don't like UFOs, so today I finished this fun and interesting jacket that I made using the Bergman Blouse pattern and some ideas from Chanel RTW that I started and wrote about in February.
Hem is mesh from Casual Elegant cut into strips
 I used a combination of steam-a-seam 1/4" and stitching to apply the mesh strips and hem the bottom piece.  I eased up the band around the neckline since the mesh is flat, then stitched at the edge of the sparkly bands.  This makes it stand up at the neckline which I think is pretty.   There are many possibilities to wearing this, including putting a black camellia pin at the neckline where it ties.   I can leave the front bands hanging, tie them or stitch them up.    Here are some of the ways to style and wear this look that are never boring.     Larger photos and other views on the Bergman Blouse and modifications Flickr Set.
With a sporty plaid skirt and 4-ply silk tank


  1. Oh, I want one just like this. I am in the process of moving and recovering from a broken wrist, but very, very soon I am going to try a version of this. I love it.

  2. Stunning! What a beautiful job you did.