One of the biggest trends for Fall/ Winter at this past fashion week was sequins. Sequins for day, sequin skirts, sequin tops, and my absolute favorite: the sequin jacket. I love pairing it with distressed denim and a basic tank for an upscale, no-fuss look.
In today’s tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process of creating your own pattern and then show you how to put it all together. Before you freak out, take a deep breathe. This process is easier than you think! When you are working with sequins, it’s best to keep the pattern as simple as possible. Extra pleats, darts, and design details will only complicate your project and make it hard to get together plus give it an awkward fit. The sequins tend to bulge inside darts and can’t be ironed.
So without further ado, let’s get started!
How To Make The Pattern:
To create your DIY Sequin Jacket pattern, lay some Pattern Drafting Paper down on a table and grab your favorite sweater/ cardigan. I loved the slouchy fit of this one and since I wanted my sequin jacket to match, thought this was the perfect example. Fold your sweater in half and lay flat over the Pattern Drafting Paper. I love how the dotted lines help to keep everything straight.
Use a pencil to trace the outside edge of your sweater. You’ll want to outline the front and sleeve seams on your Pattern Drafting Paper. Once the body of your sweater is traced, move your sweater to another section of your paper and trace your sleeve seam. Be sure the center of your sleeve is perfectly straight so you can cut it on the fold.
Add 1/2 inch all the way around the seams of your new pattern and cut out. When you’re cutting out the fabric pieces of your jacket, you can put the body pattern piece on the fold to cut the back piece and then cut 2 separate pieces for the front.
Now that your pattern is made, it’s time to make your new sequin jacket!
Putting It All Together:
As always, if you ever have any questions while you’re putting this project together, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below! I love hearing from you guys and am always here to help.
Wasn’t that easier than you thought? This project is perfect if you are just getting started in making your own patterns since the pattern itself is pretty simple. I hope you really liked it and let me know how yours turned out in the comments!
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Other Projects To Try:
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DIY Victoria’s Secret Seamless Panties
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