Little Black Jacket part 1 – inspiration

4 Mar

This is the first post of a mini series that will cover my attempts at making a jacket. Gasp! horror!

On March 23rd and 24th I will be attending a 2-day course on making a Chanel inspired jacket, hosted by the Yorkshire sewing school.

And I’m rather nervous… well that’s putting it mildly. I’m chuffing scared!!

So I thought I’d share some of my inspiration jackets to show what direction I’m leaning.


Carven Peplum Hem Boiled Wool Jacket in Black


Pyrus grey wool jacket

Givenchy Black Wool and Satin Jacket

Givenchy Black Wool and Satin Jacket

Sandro Valentin jacket

Sandro Valentin jacket


Jaeger London Jacket with ribbon trim

I love the shoulder inserts of the Sandro jacket, the satin trim on the Givenchy and the simple elegance of the Pyrus and Carven jackets.

The Jaeger jacket which is last has my favourite elements which is a dreamy looking softer wool and the ribbon trim detail.

Feel free to take a look at my Pinterest board for more jacket inspiration!

5 Responses to “Little Black Jacket part 1 – inspiration”

  1. notches and notions March 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    Wish I was there with you sewing badly and bugging the tutor every five minutes! Have a fab time! X

  2. stitchnmusic March 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Can’t wait to hear how you get on, deadly jealous!!! Can I ask you where the Yorkshire sewing school is based, would love a trip myself as I don’t live far from Yorkshire. Enjoy yourself on the weekend x

    • Almond Rock March 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

      Oh! Well she runs workshops out of roundhay or harrogate. I’ll send you her brochure! Classes are very small so you’re really paying for the close tutoring.

  3. kokorimbaud March 11, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    Love the Jaeger jacket! And don’t be too scared – you have a tutor to help you, and while jackets can be a lot more involved that doesn’t mean they’re impossibly hard – just more steps 🙂
    Can’t wait to see what you’re going to make!


  1. Little Black Jacket part 2 – materials | Almond Rock - March 14, 2013

    […] This is second part of my mini series on the Chanel jacket course I am attending in March. See part 1 about inspiration here! […]

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