Black Sequined Zipper Jacket

I found this wonderful Chanel fabric in Paris – it’s certainly far from the boucles that are more commonly associated with that name…and I decided to modify an old Vogue dress pattern to make a jacket that zips up the front.  And while it’s  pretty sparkly, I wear it a lot, even in the daytime….

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I did my best to match the lines of sequins…and I did have to cut them away from some of the seams at the top of the neckline.  When sequins are caught in a seam, they can be pretty tough, and scratchy if they’re right against the skin.

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I love the way the sequins look – they appear to be squared off, but it’s the thread that makes them look that way……they’re regular sequins, covered on four sides by thread bars….very clever.

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There’s nothing very complicated about the jacket – I underlined it with silk organza, and lined it with a pretty flowered silk crepe de chine.  There’s a pretty sturdy zipper in it, but that’s it…..

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I do like the shaping in it…..princess seams that curve into a funnel neck (or col montant, as the French call it).  I recall having lent to pattern to someone, which is too bad as I’d like to make another!