THE SEWING DIVAS sewing, design, fashion

July 19, 2009

The Making of Chanel Couture

If you are interested to see how The House of Chanel made this gorgeous dress and fabric  you should watch this video, The Making of Chanel Couture  ( shared from NY video)

You will see Madame Jacqueline and Madame Céline at work,( draping the jacket and draping the dress from muslin fabric) plus the exquisite embroiders from Lesage. You probably remember them from watching the video Signé Chanel which I did a post about in 2006 House of Chanel






  1. Thanks for this! I LOVE Chanel… my favorite

    Comment by Angelia — July 19, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

  2. Thank you Els… How beautiful! You can buy tambour hooks online to your own beading…

    Comment by Susannah — July 20, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

  3. I loved this video – especially seeing the beading. I’ve love what the house of Lesage has turned out for years and it’s beautiful to watch it take form – makes you really appreciate the end product.

    Comment by Claire — July 22, 2009 @ 12:30 am

  4. The dress is STUNNING! I haven’t watched the video yet, I’m still drooling over the gown! I will watch it right now, however. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Comment by Rachel — July 22, 2009 @ 10:39 am

  5. Thanks for sharing, it is very impressive!

    Comment by vero — July 23, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

  6. Am I the only one who would love to be able to drape a muslin like that? I think I’ll have to go home and try this…I have a DTD to work from….never thought to use it for draping my own patterns…duh!

    Reply from Els:
    Debbie The couture garments from Chanel are all made by draping on a dressform.
    There are several books about draping. A fantastic book is ” Draping Art and Craftsmanship in Fashion Design” which shows you how to make patterns by draping.
    See my post

    Comment by Debbie F — July 24, 2009 @ 10:18 am

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