Metropolis revises its classics in Drama Tweed
I told you you'd never hear the last of this pretty jacket. And I decided for this new version of the Metropolis sewing pattern to go all out!
The little black jacket
The inspiration around this pattern was the little black jacket. It is the trademark of the house of Chanel, an iconic garment, a true fashion signature. It signed the second breath of Gabrielle Chanel, and its design so avant-garde for the time has not lost its superb. The designer had set her sights on tweed, a fabric associated with the men's wardrobe, and her jacket was distinguished by its clean lines, the sharpness of the line. Chanel has reinterpreted this garment many times through its various designers, and a book has even been dedicated to it.
Drama queen in Drama tweed, Metropolis gets into the game
Metropolis is not a dupe of a Chanel jacket. If we find certain markers such as the absence of collar, the volume box, the marked shoulder, I chose to play on the buttoning and I added bands to emphasize the cut and mark more strongly the look. When we received our beautiful black Drama tweed at the workshop, I knew immediately that this fabric and this pattern would meet.
And if you're going to play that card, you might as well go all out. Once the jacket was sewn, it was splendid but I wanted to emphasize the spirit so Coco of the garment. So I added a black braid embroidered with gold, to emphasize the neckline, the so particular Metropolis crossing, the bottom of the sleeves and the pretty pockets.
To embellish your jacket, you'll need 3 meters of braid, mine is 1.5 cm wide and I don't remember where it came from, but you can easily find beautiful braids in haberdasheries. I had hesitated to simply use a black satin ribbon, whose material would have contrasted nicely with the fluffy look of the Drama tweed, but I didn't have any of that width in the workshop.
Sewing Metropolis in this soft tweed and lighter than our Scott cotton tweed is no problem: the ease is impeccable, cumulating the sleevehead epaulette/cigarette and tweed band does not impact the rendering ... In summary, love crazy for my new jacket!
How to wear your tweed jacket
For these photos I paired my new sewing kit with my Mia blouse in Jazz cappuccino jacquard, with jeans and a big buckle belt. My makeup is discreet, my outfit rather low profile, the precious touch of Metropolis is only better underlined. In L'Œil Fauve, we propose a series of looks around the little black jacket: in a sailor suit, with a play on materials, in a duo with my jumpsuit Luz Rose Shocking... I have a feeling I'll love playing with my Drama Tweed jacket!
See you soon for a new episode of Maison Fauve, which will warm up your winter wardrobe :)
When do you add the braid? hand sew it?
This jacket is beautiful!
I was wondering when you add your braid?
In tweed, wool grain or jacquard this little jacket is beautiful and easy to sew thanks to your video tuto, I love it!