Process of a Chanel inspired 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,