Jun 16, 2014

V8259 Claire Shaeffer's CHANEL style jacket sources for the pattern

One of the most desired patterns, at least by me, was Claire Shaeffer's V8259 CHANEL style jacket.
The pattern itself, of course, is important, but even more was the text that came with it. Claire's couture patterns are a great source for a step by step guide, on couture assembly of the garment.

Every time the pattern appeared on ebay the price was unbelievable.
Tried to find somebody that can draft it, without a result too...
One day I was looking for some vintage designs on an ebay shop vintagepatternshop, she sells "Professional Digitally Reproduced" copies of vintage patterns. So I thought to ask her if she's interested in coping this pattern too. After a conversations with Sonny, she agreed that its an interesting pattern. I have my copy now, so if you like to have one too, here is the link V8259

Another source is Danielle Ward that has all the sizes of that patter, she wrote "If you are looking for a copy of this pattern let me know and I may be able to help you out."

If you know another source for the pattern, please leave a comment here. This might help somebody.
I'll try to update this page if I'll find a new source too.

Jun 15, 2014

CHANEL jacket style was on standby mode.

The CHANEL jacket style, is waiting on it's pattern stage. I didn't felt confident about it, so I took some more Craftsy classes on patter making with Suzy Furrer. The information and practice that was gained with these classes, will help me find mistakes in my drafted patter.
Right now I can say for sure that I have to make two adjustments. First is the the front bust dart, second is the shoulder area. When I'll fix these I'll document it in the CHANEL jacket page.

I bought a sewing machine: Bernina 330!

Link to the model.
She's on my table for about two months now.
Honestly, I was a little afraid to try one, I thought it will be hard to control. But the first time I pressed the pedal, I was in love!
This is the first machine that I tried and also bought. Have to say its better than I expected!
She is very "organic" in terms of controlling the speed. The pedal is so sensitive that I can count my stitches. She's also very small and quiet...
A waking foot is something I bought as an extra, after some time, and I would recommend it because the layers don't shift.