I love a bargain, or trying to create something out of nothing (something I picked up from my thrifty mother) - follow me on my sewing adventures and my constant quest to find lovely fabrics at bargain prices all around the world together with some of my daily trials and tribulations.
Chanel Jacket - P's journey (2 tissue and muslin fitting)
The first stage of my Chanel journey was to cut out the pattern pieces, iron them with a warm (non-steam) iron and then pin the front, back and side pieces together to tissue fit on me and Edna seen here in these photos.
Once I was satisfied with the tissue fit, I then cut out the main pattern pieces in some muslin (purchased from Ikea). I sewed the pieces together using a long stitch so that if I need to unpick any of the seams it can be done easily.
As you can see here there is a little gap at the bottom front of the muslin which indicates that I need to amend the front of the jacket so that the front edges hang down straight without the gap.
I am tempted to put in an FBA (which I normally do), so I need to experiment with this before I cut my fashion fabric.