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She Sews Sequins

Added Sep 26, 2010

by emlj

Norwich, United ...




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Hmm…this was a pretty bad idea. I bought this great all over sequin fabric, not cheap and very stretchy thinking i could make an awesome dress. KateXXX did warn me when i asked if this would be easy, turns out no!! I never want to see a sequin again. To sew the seams i had to cut off and unpick about a million sequins that are now turning up all over the house no matter how much i vacuum! No hems i just dont have the patience and it would end up too short anyway (Its just 2 rectangles shaped to body)
Well in theory the dress is kinda cool for the Christmas period but i don’t think it suits me at all and I’m not sure i’d be brave enough to wear it anyway. And wow, does it itch! hehe

Material Notes

sequin jersey from tiaknight (The FabricPlace) on ebay




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Oct 14, 2010, 03.35 AMby fifuzz

    Oh dear, I was just about to launch into my own sequin extravaganza (a sequin top – the underlying fabric is chiffon. From the sounds of it, there probably couldn’t be a worse combination of hard-to-sew fabrics!) And I too am finding little bits of sparkle EVERYWHERE!!!

    Ah well, I will carry on regardless. You have not deterred me, because you look fabulous! Wear it out for Halloween (tongue-in-cheek), if you feel you can’t wear it seriously. But know that it looks great :)

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      Oct 14, 2010, 06.29 AMby emlj

      That’s really kind of you thanks :-) Im sure yours will be just fine, persevere and you will look sparkly too! Would love to see it when its finished, good luck!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 05.16 PMby carolinam

    it looks wonderful! it is simple but because of the sequin it looks chic. You have the perfect body for a dress like this so do wear it (for christmas / party)

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    Sep 27, 2010, 07.07 AMby gpenelope

    I think it suits you just fine. Why not to wear it? It may have been difficult, but the result is really good

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    Sep 26, 2010, 10.30 PMby mojo elgin

    you’re right! sewing sequins can be a challenge. to stop the itchies, try lining it with a stretchy slinky fabric. for the top, you could add a bias velvet or something over the edge… looks great, though! (and don’t we all know it sometimes hurts to be beautiful)

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