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Sequin "Kelsey' Tank

Added Aug 19, 2012

by slmnstyle

Portland, Oregon...






Racer back tank top I made from McCalls 6333 tank top pattern as a gift for my friend Kelsey. The front panel is made from a sequinned fabric. I underlined the front panel with China silk, and made the side and back from the underside (non shiny side) of silk charmeuse.

This took quite a lot of time to make, mostly because I had to trim off individual sequins from the mesh within the seam allowances as much as I could in order to not catch the sequins while stitching. I did end up sewing over and into some of the sequins, sewing very slowly and carefully so not to break my sewing machine needle.

I love the results of this top as I was inspired by high end retail versions of this style of top, but made it for a fraction of the cost. It is wonderfully soft, drapey, silky and luxurious to wear!

I think this top will look great under a blazer, alone with jeans, nice pants, or a maxi or mini skirt, for a night out on the town.

Material Notes

Sequinned mesh, silk charmeuse, China silk, elastic.




Garment Type
Evening Wear
Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Aug 21, 2012, 06.53 PMby jaylee34

    This is fantastic!! It is absolutely beautiful and wonderfully sewn!! Great job!

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    Aug 19, 2012, 09.30 AMby Debs Brinklow

    The sequins are quite subtle really and the silk works beautifully.. I really like this top its so versatile and has a nice feel to it…..very nicely done..x

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    Aug 19, 2012, 09.15 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous top and as my daughters called kelsey i thimk i’ll make her one x

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    Aug 19, 2012, 08.57 AMby jadealamode

    looks great!!

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    Aug 19, 2012, 05.59 AMby schnui


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    Aug 19, 2012, 03.47 AMby meggipeg

    This is absolutely stunning. Your friend is very lucky. Beautiful job!

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