That's why I made this wrap coat using chain detailing, New Look 6785 coat and dark purple brocade fabric.
A very regal coat kit from Minerva Crafts UK.
The fabric is Nicole Vintage Style lace.
I have used this fabric before in blue for a gorgeous hoodie last year in April.
I'm so glad this fabric is always available through Minerva Crafts.
I used the size 10 jacket and made sure it was the right length before I cut out the pieces.
But I took my time so I could get all the jacket pieces cut from the fabric I ordered.
Each coat piece was overlocked because this jacket is not lined.
|The chain is pinned into place.|
The collar and facings are interfaced and of course, this coat has shoulder pads.
|Again this is how I planned the back chain placement.|
The jacket came together really fast and that's why I bought this pattern many moons ago.
|The rest of the chain was pinned up so I didn't ruin the shoulder shaping.|
The fun part was working out the shoulder detailing.
|Here's a close up of the finished look.|
|A bit of measurement went into getting the back chains even.|
It took a bit of work to make sure the chains were even on both shoulders.
|There is certainly movement in the fabric so there's movement allowed with these chains.|
I hand sewed the chain to the shoulders on Sunday and I used the shoulder pads as the guide.
|No fuss fitting jacket that works with jeans.|
This is a fairly easy wrap coat to make and wear so the chains that Vicki suggested really blend into the fabric.
|I'm smiling because Vicki's chain suggestion was perfect.|
Thanks Vicki for all your advice about what chains to use on this fabric. The chains worked so well with the fabric and the hand sewing was worth the effort.