A Sewing With A Plan contest starts at Stitcher's Guild on Saturday, and although I have been sewing bits and pieces here and there this week, that I could write about, all I am really thinking about this week on the making front is the SWAP. The key to this SWAP is the jacket, which must co-ordinate with 4 bottoms and 6 tops. I have decided to make a work SWAP, but as I do not wear a jacket very often, I expect it to work hard, and it will need to look just as good with casual clothes.
I am thinking of a Chanel inspired jacket. I have borrowed a Metropolitan Museum art collection book about Chanel from the library, which has beautiful, detailed photographs, and I have this pattern, V7975.
(from Vogue Patterns)
I am thinking of view B, with the pockets moved - The boxy Chanel look does not suit me at all, so I expect to use those princess seams to change the shape a lot. The major problem for me is that the instructions for this pattern are not for a quilted Chanel style jacket. I do not really know where to start finding alternate instructions, but they must be somewhere on the internet.