This is the holy grail of Chanel jacket patterns... the one with the three piece sleeve.
Do you hear angels singing?
Now I have this pattern and I made a muslin....
Can you say bleh?
I'm not against the round neckline, or that it falls at the hip, it's what happens between the two that I find objectionable. This is the kind of fit I get in RTW, the kind that sends me home to a box of chocolate and a bottle of red wine. It conjures up images of all of the ill fitting clothing I've ever had to wear, including that one piece jumper with bloomer bottoms and snap front I had to wear for gym class in high school... eeewwww.
The sleeve, is another story, and it's why everyone who wants to make this jacket tries to find this pattern.... no I'm not going to show you the sleeve, you must be patient (especially you becki... bwahaha).
I need to get this muslin sorted out first and do a bit more research, because in it's current state I will forget the whole idea. We all know by now this jacket is good for people with strong shoulders and lean bodies, and we curvy girls need a little more shape because we have waists and need to emphasize them.