I decided to join our local chapter of the American Sewing Guild. Tonight is the second meeting working on what we are calling a French jacket using Chanel couture sewing techniques. That is where the lining is quilted to the face fabric to give the jacket body without weight. It should feel as comfortable as wearing a sweater. On Saturday a group of ladies from our neighborhood chapter went shopping in LosAngeles. We met at 8:30AM and headed downtown to Michael Levine’s. It was important to go early, which I found out when I went to leave. It was so busy, the parking and traffic were crazy. Next we went to Mood at their new location on LaBrea, then on to International Silks and Woolens.
I bought this fabric at Mood for the jacket.
I am planning on combining a couple of patterns to get a modified swing style jacket. I don’t want a short boxy one. This jacket project is one that we will be working on all year.
It was so much fun shopping with everyone. I loved all the stores and spent way more than I had planned. I love this fabric, and the lining fabric too.