A DIY Shiny Starlight Sequins Jacket Tutorial
Laura here from Trash to Couture and thrilled to bring you another DIY you can make for any occasion but great for NYE festivities. It’s that time of year you can go all out when it comes to sequins and metallics. I always look for that extra shiny piece to wear. I also live in Colorado and a cover up of some sort is necessary for the cold New Years Eve. I designed this simple jacket with FWD using their Starlight Sequin fabric on mesh. It’s a beautiful sequin fabric that has a high quality look. Try this in one of their velvets too.
Get started with our easy to follow tutorial below and make your own jacket this NYE.
- 1.5 yards of fabric of your choice. I used the Starlight Sequins. But you can also use Micro Velvet
- If you want a lining fabric you will need another 1.5 yards of lining fabric
- Pattern paper & marker
- Pins, needles, scissors and matching thread
LETS GET STARTED!
Start with a basic bodice pattern. You will need front and back. I always keep one handy because I alter it to fit my design aesthetic by adding sleeves or altering the shape, etc.
Add a standard size sheet of paper to the pattern like I did in the photo to create the front flap of the jacket. Then fold up the bottom lined portion as shown in the photo. A little origami here.
Fold the fabric in half and pin the pattern on and cut 2 of these for the front.
You will need 2 more pieces for the liner of the front flaps of the jacket. The liner is the blue portion shown in the photo. You can just fold your front pattern to use for this part. I used the sequin fabric but you can do a solid like their bridal satin options.
Now you will need to cut a back piece. So in all you will have 2 front pieces, 2 liner pieces for the front, and one back piece for now.
For the sleeves use a pattern or just create your own. A sleeve is basically a curved diagonal line for the shoulder.
Pin and sew the 2 front and 2 liner pieces together as shown.
When flipped out they should look like this. Press.
Finish the bottom edge by folding over 1/4 inch and sewing.
Finish the bottom hem and top collar of the back.
Place front and back pieces right sides together and sew at the side and shoulder seams.
Attach the sleeve into the arm hole and sew.
Sew up the seam of the sleeve right sides together.