Tuesday, September 12, 2017

No Sew Vogue Inspired Blazer

A few weeks ago on my weekly visit to JoAnn Fabrics, I picked up some beautiful floral cotton fabric (even though I had no idea what I was going to do with it at the time).  I know you know what I'm talking about!  Finally, I decided on a blazer makeover since I haven't made a fashion DIY in quite a while.  At first I was not convinced this was going to turn into something I wanted to share, but I kept at it.  Finally it turned into what I like to call "Laura Ingalls Wilder meets Elvis".   I love the mix of glitz with floral.  When I got my fall fashion magazines and saw all of the glizty floral on the runways, I knew this jacket is right on time.  Remember to UP-style your old clothes with embellishments, be fashion fearless and ALWAYS
Make Your Mark!
On the dress form in my studio

It's all in the details!
Watch how I made it here
Thrift store blazer
Cotton floral fabric
1.  Cut out the flowers as carefully as you can
*You'll need quite a few to cover the jacket and sleeves
2.  Figure out your placement and then start gluing them on with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
3. - 6.  Embellish them with Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paints 
in matching and contrasting colors
7.  Cut small 2" pieces of plastic rhinestone trim
8.  Glue colorful rhinestones and bursts of rhinestone trim from the edges of the flowers
9.  Glue rhinestone trim around the edge of the lapel and down the front of the jacket
*Let everything dry overnight


  1. How does one wash/dry clean this???

    1. The Allure and the Fabri-Fuse are both washable and dry cleanable. I would dry clean this piece.

  2. Hi Mark! I absolutely LOVE this blazer makeover! But one question...it looks like you trimmed the bottom of the blazer, did you and how did you do it? By the way, I love the reference to Elvis since I believe that YOU are the KING OF EVERYTHING CRAFTS!

    1. I used a bit more of the gold glitter Allure along the edges and I let some of the flowers hang over the hem as well. Hope that helps.