Wednesday, October 8, 2014

From Blazer to Couture Coat Dress

Ever wondered how to turn a blazer into a coat?  Well, with this simple tutorial you can easily turn a short blazer into a full length couture coat just in time for fall.  The best part about it is that there is hardly any sewing involved.  Grab some E-6000 Fabri-Fuse and some embellished lace fabric and you'll be runway ready in no time!
Danielle rocking her new lace Couture Coat Dress

Watch the video tutorial
1 Blazer
2 yards heavy cotton or wool fabric
2 yards embellished lace
Sewing machine
Straight pins
Fabric chalk
 Lay one side of your blazer flat
Place the folded fabric under the blazer
*Line up the straight edges of the fabric with the front of the blazer
With a ruler, draw an extension on the fabric (I added 12" to this blazer)
 Once you've drawn the extension on the fabric, cut it out
Remove the pins and add 1/2" to the top of the extended fabric
Pin the pieces to the base of the blazer
 Zigzag both pieces to the bottom of the blazer using a wide stitch
Cut 8" up from the edge of each side of the lace fabric
Cut out several of the lace designs that are left in the middle of the fabric
Place the edge of the lace fabric on the extension of the coat and glue in place
Add pieces to the collar, cuff and anywhere you need to fill in 
Pin and glue in place and let dry overnight


  1. very interesting- might dye the lace and/or add leather as well.

  2. 'Couture' is the right word for this refashion. Your coat dress would fit in anywhere!