Some of the world’s greatest couture designers like Christian Dior, and my absolute favorite, Jean Paul Gaultier, are known for creating elaborate one-of-kind garments. Each beautiful design is carefully curated while paying special attention to silhouette, construction, and fabric of course! The Gladiolus Blazer free sewing pattern gives you nothing less than Haute Couture vibes minus all the meticulous work! From the high standing collar, side slits and hand stitched trim, you’ll be rushing to make some room in your closet for this statement piece! Try pairing it with a short flirty skirt made with Mood Fabrics pleated velour. Or rock it with your favorite distressed jeans and a comfy tee. Make sure to let us know how you plan on styling your Gladiolus Blazer!
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.
Here’s how to sew:
With right sides of the fabric together, pin the fronts to the side fronts and stitch. Clip the seam allowances at the bust curve and press seams. Do the same for the lining.
With right sides of fabric together, pin the backs together at the center back seam and stitch. Do the same for the lining and press.
Now prepare the facings. Apply fusible to the front and neck facing pieces. Make sure to apply to the wrong sides of the fabric. Pin the front facings to the front of the blazer and stitch. Trim the seam allowance and clip into the curved end.
Attach the front of the blazer to the back of the blazer at the shoulder and side seams. Pin the neck facing to the front facing pieces at the shoulder seam and stitch. Don’t stitch the back facing to the neck opening just yet. You’ll need to add the collar first and we’ll do this in the next step.
Once you have the facings attached, you can pin down the collar to the neck making sure it’s sandwiched between the back and back facing.
Next, you can attach your lining. With right sides of the fabric together, pin the lining to the facing along the entire length, then stitch into place.
Turn the lining right side out and press along the lining seam.
I decided to keep the burnout effect of the fabric visible on my sleeves, so we are not going to line them. We are going to use a French seam for our sleeves so the inside has nice finished edges.
The lining will also need a clean finish around the armhole. I used a rolled hem and it finishes at 1/4″ wide.
Start at the top of the neck and pin the trim about 1 1/2″ away from the front. Continue down to 1 1/2″ from the bottom edge and cut. Keep going along the bottom edge cutting the trim at the corners. Neatly overlap to create 90-degree angles. Once it’s all pinned, you can hand stitch the trim in place.
Note: If you prefer to sew the trim on, I suggest using a heavy duty needle– the trim is pretty thick and you don’t want to risk breaking any needles.
After your trim is done you can close up your blazer by hemming the bottom edge. Turn your blazer inside out and pin along the entire bottom edge. Leave a 4-6″ opening at the center bottom. After stitching across the bottom, turn the jacket right side out by slowly pulling it through the opening you made. Press the hemline and slip stitch the opening closed.
Hem the sleeve using stitch witchery or a slip stitch.
That’s it, your done! I’m excited to know how you styled your Gladiolus Blazer!