For a while I been thinking to have “what I am wearing” feature and share how my handmade clothes get used in my day- to-day. Making clothes is a fantastic hobby but they need to stand the test of time and use.
For the first one I dig deep into my closet to share a Chanel style tailored tweed jacket I made back in 2011. I was taking drafting/couture classes in Brazil during the months I was recovering from a back operation. The jacket was partially made during the course and at home using mom’s mini Janome.
It was made to measure (draft to sew) and altho the fit is not as perfect as when I first made it (body changed a little in the last 4 years), it remains good and I like wearing, specially when I’m layering up other coats on top. The wool is warm but thin.
It’s hard not to wear only black during winter and Camel lightens up the look. I have recently bought 2 midi/ long-ish circle skirts. Not a look that ever made part of my ‘uniforms’ or I wear often but recently I decided to have a go and found that they easily incorporated with the clothes I already own.
I like trying new styles from time to time. How about you, have you been trying something new?
A bit of a librarian vibe? Cute nonetheless.
Beyond all the tailoring techniques used this project was also my first fully lined garment.
I have to say this jacket taught me so much. My instructor was quite fierce. Baste Baste Baste. She would say. Twice I tried to trick her and not baste a seam and she would make me unpick. Her lessons would be a great post of quotes. Maybe one day….