There is nothing I love more than making over a thrift store find. Well, nothing except stuffing my face with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but I digress. I was itching to try something that could travel down a Paris runway. After fabric shopping for a few days and not finding much I decided to create my own fabric with Allure from E-6000 (It's washable and dry-cleanable so it's perfect for creating fabric) Here are the results. There are some step-by-step photos included in this blog, but it's much easier to see how I made this in the video. If you have any questions, just write.
I'm always here for ya!xoxox, Mark
Julie looks magical in this coat!
Learn how I made it here!
Stuff You'll Need
Thrift Store Blazer
Muslin (or thin cotton fabric)
2 yards fabric to match your blazer
Scissors and pins
Fold a 20" x 20" piece of paper on the diagonal
Create a 17" curve as shown
Cut the pattern in muslin for the sleeve
Place the pattern on folded muslin and cut it to create the peplum
*You're doubling the pattern to create a peplum
Pin the pieces on the jacket to make sure they work and trim if necessary
Place the muslin on the black fabric and cut 2 sleeves and one peplum
Trace a leaf pattern in vertical lines on each piece
Zigzag over the traced leaves with Allure Metallic Jade
Create the leaf veins with Allure Glitter Green Spark
When dry cut around the leave shapes
Pin and glue (or stitch) to the jacket using E-6000 Fabri-Fuse OR a sewing machine