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….


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.


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.

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…..


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!