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.
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!