Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Latest Tweeds just arrived!

The latest Tweeds have just arrived and are available at alla moda fabric collection in Brisbane. Please visit www.allamoda.com.au for further details.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Chanel Inspired Jacket - Day 4

Quilt lining to shell fabric
Join side back seams
Match, tack and stitch side back seams; press open with steam.

Hand sew lining seams in place.

Join centre front piece with side piece, matching pattern carefully.

Sleeve details
Join lining seams and tack into sleeve.

Quilt lining to shell fabric as shown.

Hand sew lining to sleeve opening.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Chanel Inspired Jacket - Day 3

Join lining pieces
Join pieces and tack to shell fabric
Joining sleeve seams
Join undersleeve seamd matching fabric pattern perfectly
 Add muslin to sleeve
Cut interlining from muslin on the bias and tack to bottom of sleeve.
Stitch gros-grain tape to sleeve
Tack gros-grain tape to bottom edge of sleeve with mitred corrners and carefully machine stitch in place.
Add braid to gros-grain
Tack and hand sew gros-grain on top of grosgrain tape.

Chanel Inspired Jacket - Day 3

Stitching on stay tape
Tack stay tape to both front pieces and carefully handstitch in place.

Joining front pieces
Join front and side front pieces matching Tweed pattern perfectly.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Chanel Inspired Jacket - Day 2

Cut out lining
Cut out lining adding a bit extra for seams and movement.

Tack lining to shell
Place lining wrong side to wrong side on the shell and tack carefully.

Quilt lining to shell using a walking foot. Use large stitches and sew in the groove of the Tweed.

Join backs to sides
Join back and side back seams, matching fabric pattern perfectly.

Tape front edge
Baste muslin to centre front including stay tape as shown. Hand stitch tape to seam line.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Chanel Inspired Jacket - Day 1

Once you own and wear a Chanel style jacket you’ll love it and you’ll want to wear it all the time! The beautiful nature of the tweeds together with its unique construction makes it comfortable to wear and you’ll receive endless compliments. Tweeds are available in an array of colours and patterns at Alla Moda fabric collection in Brisbane; please visit www.allamoda.com.au for further information.

I used Vogue Pattern 8804 and adjusted it to my own fittings - see image below. Get yourself organised with fabrics and notions as instructed on the pattern envelope. Please let me know if you have problems locating the odds and ends required - please visit www.ricamafabrics.com.au.

Getting started
Make up a toile or test garment first to refine your fittings and practice any unfamiliar sewing techniques.

Cutting the shell fabric
Match the pattern of the tweed and cut your pieces on a single layer. Carefully match notches all around the garment; see image below.

Interface with bias cut strips
Cut strips of iron-on interfacing in a width of 2.5cm and fuse the edges of all garment pieces to avoid fraying. It reinforces the seams at the same time - see images below:

Stay tuned for the next stage, coming very soon!!