French Jacket with Orange TrimHaving recently returned from a couture jacket class with Susan Khalje the first part of October, I think the finished jacket is well worth the class.
The orange silk lining has hearts on it, not pumpkins! It is difficult to see, but the hem has a Chanel style chain around the entire circumference.
I am so looking forward to making another jacket like this soon, even though it is a tremendous amount of work. The fashion fabric is quilted to the lining before the pieces are sewn together. Only the shoulder seems and side seams are sewn on the machine. The rest is by hand.
The sleeve is a three-piece pattern, and it is sewn together by machine, but sewn into the jacket by hand.