Sometimes inspiration comes from the oddest places. In this case, I knew I wanted to make a Chanel-inspired jacket with one of Mood’s fantastic new tweeds, but I just couldn’t find the right pattern for it. Should I go classic? Should I do something with a little twist?
Cut to me stumbling upon a Sailor Moon costume pattern. That’s right, this classy blazer was inspired by a sailor scout uniform. Crazy how versatile patterns can be sometimes!
Fabrics & materials used:
- Simplicity Pattern 1092, View A
- 1.5 yards Black, Winter White, and Metallic Gold Poly Tweed
- 1.25 yards Theory Black Thin Stretch Cotton Sateen
- 3 yards Gold Braid Around Black Velvet Trimming
- 1 package Size 1 Black Sew-On Snaps
- 1/2 yard White Water Jet Loom Fusible Interfacing
I went with view A of Simplicity 1092, choosing to also add a lining of the black cotton sateen. In lieu of bias-bound edges, I hand-stitched some 1/4″ gold and black trim, which matched the main fabric perfectly and brought out the subtle metallic gold in the tweed beautifully!
The pattern also called for some hook and eye closures along the front, but I substituted them for 5 snaps to make it a little more stable when closed.
Ultimately, I think it’s an interesting little jacket, especially for the upcoming holidays! The unique lapel gives it an almost off-the-shoulder kind of feel, which would look absolutely stunning with some jewelry.
Are you going to be making anything similar soon? Which fabrics would you make it with?