From the Runway to the Streets

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By Roseann

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Earlier this month Chanel presented the Fall 2009 collection at Paris Fashion week. Lagerfeld stayed true to many design elements that are so classically Chanel, while adding his own soft touch. The Chanel runway exhibited an array of ruffled collars, sweet pleats, and cuff treatments. The embellished cuff really stood out to me, and I realized that this would be easy to incorporate this look into my own closet using an old shrunken jacket.

To get the look you will need:

  • 1 to 2 yards of pleated lace (36194), this depends on the measurement around your sleeve, take this measurement and multiply by 4. To order please call 1-800-9MJTRIM
  • 1 yard of pleated lace (2387) Use the measurement around the sleeve and multiply by 2. To order please call 1-800-9MJTRIM
  • 1 yard of cotton grosgrain   Just a note that I used grosgrain to complement the material of my jacket (corduroy). M&J Trimming carries many different types of ribbon and other trims that may be used.

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Instructions:

  1. Begin by choosing a jacket to embellish.
  2. Then take the measurement around the sleeve. I took the measurement 5 inches from the bottom of the cuff. I like the look of it when the actual cuff of the jacket is exposed.
  3. Cut two pieces of the longer lace the length of the sleeve measurement. Cut 4 pieces of the shorter lace, and two pieces of grosgrain adding one inch to the measurement.
  4. Next mark the cuff at desired measurement chosen. Again I used a 5 inch measurement.
  5. At your markings begin to pin the longer lace down, followed by the shorter style. These two pieces may be stitched one on top of the other using a sewing machine if you prefer.
  6. Hand stitch the laces to the jacket sleeve. If your sleeve is wide enough a machine may also be used.
  7. Pin the another piece of the shorter lace around the cuff with the binding pointing down and the ruffle of the lace pointed towards the shoulder.
  8. Hand stitch the lace to the jacket.
  9. Take one side of the grosgrain ribbon and fold over ½ inch and tack down. Pin the ribbon over top of the lace to hide all bindings. Start with the raw cut end at the sleeve seam, then around the back to the front so that the finished end lays over the unfinished end and is pointing toward the back of the sleeve.
  10. Hand stitch the ribbon to the sleeve at each edge of the ribbon.
  11. Wear, enjoy.