Thrift Store Blazer Makeover
by Mark Montano Follow

Turn a thrift store blazer into a couture coat worthy of a Paris runway.  Watch the video tutorial here to see how I created my own leaf fabric:



  • Stuff you'll need:
    Thrift Store Blazer
    E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
    Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint
    Muslin (or thin cotton fabric)
    2 yards fabric to match your blazer
    Marking pencil
    Butcher paper
    Scissors and pins

    5 years ago
  • Here's how:
    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

    5 years ago
  • Julie rocking her thrift store blazer makeover!

    5 years ago

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