Little Black Jacket part 1 – inspiration

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!

You may also like


  1. 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

  2. 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!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.