Yes, the jacket is done and I am very happy with it. First I will show you a couple of pictures of the jacket on me.
One comment I did want to make about sewing the Chanel jacket is about pressing. I hardly pressed at all until the end! Most garments that are made we end up pressing almost as much as the actual sewing time, but I think it is a combination of the nature of the fabric and the way the lining is sewed on the fashion fabric. I did do a thorough pressing at the end and actually did some during the process, but I couldn't see a lot of difference. Wonder if anyone has a comment on this.
I ended up hand sewing the sleeves in mainly because I didn't want to trim the sleeve seams until I was absolutely sure - so it was hard to find the spot to machine sew amongst the huge amount of excess sleeve allowance that was there. I actually hand sewed it from the outside on the dress form.
I also put in a zipper, as you can see, which isn't very Chanel, but I like to sometimes close the bottom 4-5 inches.
Here's the lovely chain I found at Home Depot!!
3 days ago