To call this next project a statement piece, would actually be an understatement! I’m so excited to show you how I updated The Gladiolus Jacket free sewing pattern with trim and embellishments from none other than Mood Fabrics. Tricked out in everything but the kitchen sink, see how I took a simple jacket and turned it into an ornamented piece of art. Get the look of high-end glamour in no time, and for a fraction of the price! There’s no such thing as over-the-top with such a stunning garment. All you’ll need is a white tee shirt and jeans to complete your look. Are you ready to go wild with appliques, chains, and studs? I can’t wait to see what you create!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 2 yards of Black Solid Organic Cotton Twill
- 4 yards of Gold Meltallic and Black Jacquard Ribbon
- 5 yards of Gold Aluminum Metal Chain
- 2 yards of Metallic Gold Iron-on Leaf Trim
- 5 packs of Gold Dot Heat Transfer Applique
- 2 bags of Flat Nail Heads 0.5″
- 2 pc of Gold Beaded Rhinestone Applique
- 2 pc of Black and Gray Beaded Rhinestone Applique
- 1 pk Dritz Sewer’s Pencil Marking Set
- MDF110 – The Gladiolus Jacket Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
Coming up with a great layout takes time and patience. If you need help for your trim layout, I suggest pulling inspiration from magazines, or online.
Once you have a solid idea of your layout, you can start picking out the trim that you feel would work best for your look. I listed everything I used above, so take a look and see what catches your eye!
I started by sewing the small metal chain around the area I wanted to outline. Once you have an outline, you can see what areas you would like to fill in.
Using a zipper foot attachment, I was able to sew my trim tape close to the chain detail.
As you build on the design, you can use your fabric pencil to mark where you want to put your trim. This will help you evenly place all of your trim.
I used a mix of heat transferable appliques and sew on trim. For the heat transfer trim, make sure to press on with high heat and use a pressing cloth.
Now your look should be coming together nicely! Don’t worry about adding too much! In this instance, more is great! Try adding an applique on the shoulder or cut them and use it to fill in spaces like I did!
Take your time and be creative! You’ll be surprised at what you can achieve. A little trim goes a long way!