The Claire Shaeffer release of the new Chanel jacket pattern was timely for me as I've been working away on my muslin, so I've taken a break and looked at these patterns side by side once again.
8804 - on a size 16
- Is 3" shorter
- 2 1/4" wider
- Is a 2 button vent vs 3 button
- sleeve hem is not curved - straight and square
- Has no collar
- Has bust dart stay
Body of jacket
- Has no side seam but a side panel
- more shaping, less boxy
- Center front is squared off instead of gently shaped at the neckline and hem
- Still has quilting guidelines
- Is about the same length
*** Update Claire Shaeffer wrote in to add some more differences for those of you who are keeping track**
The front sleeve on 8804 is on a slight bias.
There are hand-sewn darts on the back lining to "shrink" out some of the fullness.
- Sized a little smaller
- Placed below the bust
So this one stands on it's own, it's not 8259, and if you were thinking of buying the pattern and lengthening the sleeve, it's a completely different curve on this version, but you don't need a sleeve that's as long as the one on 8259 (I've shortened it 1 1/4" and it's still long).
Now back to work on my muslin....