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Creating a “Chanel” jacket!

Posted By Lena Kantis On 9 June, 2010 @ 02:46 In Embroidery,Inspiration,Sewing | 2 Comments

Last week we had the first internal presentation of the new products that will be introduced in July/August. It is very exciting to have been a part of the whole process, from ideas to finished products. You will be able to see all of this in August.

This week I have my sister in law as a guest at home, Elena. Her step daughter is going to get married at the end of this summer and I have helped her to create a new beautiful outfit in a fantastic orange Dupioni silk that Elena can wear at the wedding. It is an outfit in three parts consisting of a skirt, a top and a jacket.

The jacket is a kind of  “Chanel” jacket, like Burda pattern 7634 (pattern B).
The decoration for the jacket has been made by using the Ruffler Presser Foot. I think this presser foot is our “biggest” one on the market and my nick name for it is “the Dinosaur”.
I like what it can create with it and it is good to use for both garments and home decorations.
If you have not yet tried it, I can really recommend it! It is outstanding.

This is how I used it for the wedding outfit:

Hint: Thread the sewing machine, top and bobbin before attaching the Ruffler.

1. Decide how wide your ruffle should be on your sewing project. I like them fairly narrow. The one I have created here is a strip two inches wide (5 cm), After tha I fold it lengthwise. If you wish to use a wider strip, overlock the raw edges after folding it lengthwise, and have the overlock edge to the right in the ruffler. In that way it can be as wide as you wish.

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2. Iron the fold.
3. Adjust the Presser foot, and follow the instruction from the Accessory Catalogue [2] page (23).

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When you have created a long strip, add it on the edge of the sleeves, and/or at the edge of the jacket, all around the neckline and front. You can of course add it anywhere you like. You can see lot of these kinds of decorations on the stores right now.

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The top, I’m creating for Elena, is from Burda Pattern 7919.

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The embroidery is from a wonderful HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection called “Paisley” #134. This is a design collection I can simply not live without. I have used all of these embroideries in one way or the other. If you love it as much as I do, you can find it at myembrodieries.com [6].

I love the colors in bronze and brown that Elena has selected. I will only add the facing and iron it to the backside, and the top will be completed.

Next time I will tell you about a very Swedish tradition that is happening ones a year here in Sweden called; Midsummer and let you know how we usually celebrate it.

So be sure to check back next week. I will add a surprise for you!!!

Best sewing wishes

Lena

PS: If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please just send Lena an email: lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com [7] (English only). The embroidery is from a wonderful HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection called “Paisley” #134. This is a design collection I can simply not live without. I have used all of these embroideries in one way or the other. If you love it as much as I do, you can find it at myembrodieries.com [6].

I love the colors in bronze and brown that Elena has selected. I will only add the facing and iron it to the backside, and the top will be completed.

Next time I will tell you about a very Swedish tradition that is happening ones a year here in Sweden called; Midsummer and let you know how we usually celebrate it.

So be sure to check back next week. I will add a surprise for you!!!

Best sewing wishes

Lena

PS: If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please just send Lena an email: lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com [7] (English only).


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[1] Image: http://blog.husqvarnaviking.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ruffler1.jpg

[2] Accessory Catalogue: http://www.e-magin.se/v5/viewer/files/viewer_s.aspx?gIssue=1&gTitle=&gYear=2008&gKey=87rhm06n&gAvailWidth=1014&gAvailHeight=733&gInitPage=1&gHotspot=0

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[6] myembrodieries.com: http://www.myembroideries.com/MyEmbroideries/Products/DesignMaster/PID-213400.aspx

[7] lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com: mailto:lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com

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