Process of a Chanel inspired passementerie.

PREPARATION OF A CHANEL STYLE PASSEMENTERIE.

Beeing asked to make a Chanelstyled jacket for a Royal occasion this spring, I was facing a massive problem in finding a proper passementerie for the classic Chanel finish we whished for.

The first thing I had to do was to find components matching the jacket. In Sweden that can be a problem indeed.

However beeing satisfied with the result I began to put together the components. I started with two identical lines of braids and I fixed them on a biais of cotton so it would be possibel to shape curved lines later.

Secondly I trimmed the braid with the golden string by sewing it on the braid by using a basting teknik.

Thirdly I shaped each finnished passementerie depending on where on the jacket they were to be sewn onto.

To conclude the result I began  to sew the twoline braid first and then sewed the topbraid ontop of the first one in order to obtain the final result.

Jacket finished

Jacket finished

Kindest regards,

lindacarlen