Chelsea and her Chanel techniques.

Chelsea Lombardo, a senior at Lane Tech in Chicago, is working on a version of Vogue #7975, a great basic jacket.

When she found out about Chanel’s quilting techniques, she decided to give it a try.

She had been reading the workroom’s copy of Claire Schaeffer’s outstanding Couture Sewing Techniques and got inspired.

Quilting lining in.
Chanel jackets sometimes use an interesting quilting technique.

If you can discern the quilting…

chanel quilting detail.
Trying a well-known couture technique.
3-D quilting
Sometimes it helps to quilt it on the form to get the right shape.

We have more to say about Vogue #7975, but will only link to it on the Vogue site for the time being.