How to make and wear a Chanel jacket in the summer? Nothing as chic and easy as wearing a t-shirt, top or blouse all day long and a jacket on hand to put on when things get a little chilly. We have tested a few good sewing patterns for you and give you information about the suitable fabrics.
Choosing a sewing pattern - pay attention!
We have already tested many sewing patterns for you and have also briefly sorted the sewing patterns by number for you.
But the home page about sewing patterns that are suitable for a Chanel-Style jacket is even easier because you immediately have an overview in terms of the sewing patterns, appearance, model etc.
How to choose your right sewing pattern? This is an important page for you to make it easy to make the right choice.
Do you only look at the model, or do you also have to look at the recommended sewing level and especially: the choice of fabric?
First the fabric or first the sewing pattern?
It often happens that you have already bought the fabric and are looking for a sewing pattern. This appears to be the case more often than the other way around. Some seamstresses do indeed first look for a sewing pattern and then buy a suitable fabric. Very sensible, but practice shows that it is often the other way around. You see a beautiful fabric in the store, whether online or at a trade fair and you immediately buy two meters of it. Enough for a jacket .... a Chanel-Style jacket .... ever. And then there is the moment when you want to get started with the material. In this case, take the fabric as a starting point and pay close attention in the description of the sewing pattern that the pattern is indeed suitable for the Two, the Jacquard or the Bouclé fabric.
But now it is summer and the suitable fabrics for a Chanel-Style summer jacket are:
- summer tweed
- cotton-wool blend
- cotton woven fabric
- summer jacquard
- scuba or neoprene (very modern!)
Make sure that the fabric breathes well and don't forget the lining: preferably silk! Read all about suitable lining fabrics here.
Sewing patterns for a summer Chanel-Style jacket:
We will discuss the best sewing patterns one by one for you.
This week: Butterick 5712. A "very cute" summer jacket! Reasonably easy to make and perfect for a beautiful summer linen fabric!
Butterick B5712, Semi-fitted, unlined jacket has neck bands, front and back cut-in-one with sleeves, side panels, no side seams, mock front bands and top-stitching.
Sewing level: Easy
Fabrics: Sateen, Linen, Tweed, Light-weight Broadcloth.
Notions: Buttons, snapes
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