What's the BEST sewing pattern is to make a Chanel-style jacket? This question is difficult to answer. It all depends on what kind of fabric you are going to work with, what you expect about the shape of the jacket and what's your sewing level... In this blog we are going to answer the question and clarify our choice. However, we will clearly indicate about the end result and why we rate the sewing pattern in the top ten of our choice!
First of all, of course, the question: what exactly is a Chanel-Style jacket? A Chanel-style jacket, or a Chanel-style and Chanellook jacket, is a jacket that closely resembles the famous Chanel jacket from the Chanel fashion house.
The jacket is also called the 'French style' jacket and has the following features:
In short: the jackets are striking in one particular style that immediately stands out and is called the 'Chanel style'.
And now, in our opinion, the best sewing patterns to make a Chanel-Style jacket yourself. We have tested all sewing patterns and made the jackets ourselves. There are more photos in the blog about this, you can search for them on the website in English or in Dutch by entering the number of the sewing pattern in the search function. You can also click on the photo, then you will automatically be taken to the Dutch blog about this.
All sewing patterns are available at Sewingpatterns.
The Ten Best Sewing Patterns to Make a Chanel-Style Jacket!
1. Vogue V8804
We think this sewing pattern from Vogue in collaboration with Claire Shaeffer is the best sewing pattern to make a Chanel-Style jacket. Shaeffer explains in great detail how to make a real couture jacket and the fit is perfect. The outer fabric is quilted to the lining like Coco Chanel made her jackets a century ago. That makes this jacket very comfortable to wear, while it is still quite fitted.
Note: the sewing pattern is not suitable for beginners. It requires a lot of couture sewing techniques and hand sewing which are not easy. But then the end result is a Chanel-style jacket that can hardly be distinguished from real couture.
2. Simplicity 4954
The sewing pattern is slightly easier to make, than the above sewing pattern, but it is a great fit. It fits great and the sewing pattern is not even that difficult. Simplicity also offers many variations in length, sleeve length, front closure and pockets. The jacket hangs open, you don't have to make buttons and buttonholes.
3. Vogue V7975
The sewing pattern of Vogue Basic design number V7975 may look out-dated, but it certainly isn't. The pattern offers jackets in five variations in length, sleeve length and front closure. The fit is slimming and the sleeves are spacious, making the jacket comfortable to wear.
With this sewing pattern you can make classic jackets (Model E and D) but also jacket with a more modern look (Model A, B and C. The fit is very good and nicely fitted!
4. Vogue V9250
Another sewing pattern from Vogue in collaboration with Claire Shaeffer Custom Couture Collection. The sewing pattern stands out because of the two rows of fraying on the front, the short model and the four pockets. The fit is good but will not suit every woman. It is not fitted but a bit 'boxy' like the Chanel jackets used to be. If you have a slim figure and dare to wear such a jacket, then this is a fine and above all unique sewing pattern.
The Chanel-style jacket has a lot of charisma!
5. Butterick B4355
This sewing pattern from Butterick is a sewing pattern for an entire outfit consisting of jacket, dress, pants and skirt. However, the jacket is a great sewing pattern if you want to make a Chanel-style jacket, as model C. indicates.
It is nicely fitted and the sleeves are very nice. A great and valuable sewing pattern!
6. Butterick B6382
Butterick B6382 is a sewing pattern for Chanel-Style jackets in various lengths. The longer jacket (Model B.) is striking because of its appearance and also easy to make.
A must-have if you like longer jackets!
7. McCall's M6041
McCall's M6041 offers a jacket sewing pattern in a few variations. The variations are mainly in the front closure and the finish. The finish with the fraying and the flower border are very nice and the result will be very striking.
For the rest: a great sewing pattern for inspiration and in terms of fit and especially if you like wider edges and short jackets!
8. Burda Easy March 2021
The Burda Easy from March 2021 offers a jacket in two variations. It is striking because of the stand-up collar and the four pockets. In terms of fit, however, it leaves something to be desired, but it is suitable for beginners.
Please note: this jacket has no lining, do not choose a 'itchy' fabric!
9. Simplicity 1421
Do you want to upcycle your fabric leftovers? The sewing pattern (Model A) is very suitable. It needs little fabric and you can make small scraps of fabric thanks to the princess line. Ideal for making something special from leftover tweed, Boucle or woolen fabrics!
Also nice to make for the summer in, for example, linen or a heavier cotton.
We love Model A!
10. McCall's 8540
Finally, we like to mention McCall's 8540. This sewing pattern is a Very Easy sewing pattern and indeed it is. The jacket consists of a front, a back and sleeves. Do you want to make a jacket in a very short time? Then this sewing pattern is ideal. You can later tailor it yourself, provide it with a lining or make beautiful edges and closures. But initially: Easy peasy and a nice step up to the Chanel-style jackets that are more difficult to sew.
We have listed our ten favorites in this blog. We have tried all the above sewing patterns and described them in detail in the corresponding blogs. There are of course many more sewing patterns that provide the basis for making a Chanel-style jacket. Do you know of another we can test? Please let us know.