Quilted ór 'stepped' fabrics are always very 'Chanel-like'. This is mainly because Coco Chanel liked to work with 'stepped' fabrics. The fabrics are also a bit the same style as the beautiful 'stepped' classic Chanel 2.55 bag. That is why we went looking for a sewing pattern for a 'stepped' jacket!
Neue Mode Stil M23079
Neue Mode Stil M23079 is an older sewing pattern of a fitted jacket, lined and finished with a contrast band and patch pockets. The jacket has one variation in collar (with or without collar) and one variation in pockets (with or without pockets).
Sewing level: Easy
If sewing level is specified: suitable for the novice seamstress. We agree with this. The jacket is not difficult to make and does not require any special sewing techniques. It is very nice to work with the fabric.
The recommended fabrics are: lightweight quilted fabrics or quilted fabrics. These fabrics are generally not that easy to find. At some online fabric stores they are categorized as: 'lining fabrics'. Make sure you order the correct quantity. You now buy the 'lining fabric' as the outer fabric and for the lining you use a different lining fabric that is not quilted. Otherwise you will get a double layer and the jacket will look more like a down jacket instead of an elegant 'stepped' jacket.
We made the jacket out of beige stepped fabric and a normal lining. We finished the jacket with black binding and used beautiful buttons. The jacket is suitable as an outer jacket but also as an inner jacket, especially if you choose the model without a collar.
How about leather-look fabrics or suede stepped fabrics? Or a 'stepped' jacquard fabric? The jacket will be even more chic and elegant. You could also choose a binding with a motif or glitter in it. The result will be: a beautiful jacket for a special occasion.
Do you have a beautiful fabric and do you want to quilt it yourself? For an average seamstress that shouldn't be a problem. Buy a thicker fiberfill and sew the fabric to the fiberfill using lines. Use a ruler tool for the presser foot of your sewing machine or carefully draw the lines with chalk. A lot of work, but then you will soon have a very special and unique jacket!
If you want to make a quilted 'Chanel-look' jacket, the Neue Mode Stil M23079 is an ideal sewing pattern. However, it will not be easy to buy the older pattern and also to find a nice suitable fabric. But just put it on your 'wish list' and sooner or later you might get your hands on it.
Especially Model C. is 'Chanel-Style' in capital letters!