I've been a bit obsessed with Chanel style jackets ever since I read about the hidden luxury of them. Supposedly with the quilted lining and no interfacing they feel just like a sweater/cardigan to wear.
I decided to make one first for my Mum using this silk tweed from Fabric.com I got in my first international fabric order and ended up using a polyester satin for the lining as it was the nicest colour match in my stash.
I followed these tutorials for all the work - I made a muslin first, then used that as a pattern, thread traced the stitching line on the material and cut it all out with big seam allowances (about 2"). I used a walking foot to quilt it and what an amazing thing that is! Then I sewed the main fabric together, trimmed the seam allowances and ended up stitching down the seams to help them sit flat and have been stitching up the lining seams by hand...... It is the most amount of hand stitching I have done in ages (and to be honest I'm not sure if I would have started if I'd known!)