A Classic Jacket Design

In honor of Coco’s most basic of jacket shapes, I call this design “Chanel”. Seemingly simple, it allows much room for versatility.
I can leave the sides straight and loose like a classic Chanel or pull them in for shape, as you see I’ve done for these pictures.
Depending on the fabric and my embellishment, each jacket can be completely different from the next.
Below, ‘Flight Path’, from a very cool kimono silk.
To pump it up a bit, I’ve appliqu├ęd little orange squares across the front.
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The same jacket shape, with a very different look. A pretty lavender floral with dramatic black leaves. The fabric was cut and pieced so the leaves drift down from the shoulders and leave brighter lighter colors around the face.
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I call this striped blue jacket ‘Rugby’ because of the horizontal bars, like the stripes in a rugby jersey. I break them at the center front to bring the eye back to vertical. [we prefer vertical, yes?]
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A last look at these three that made their way to new homes at the ACC Baltimore Craft Show.

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