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Wild Zebra Sequin Marie for a Special Occasion

Added Nov 9, 2009

by joanrobinson

Brooklyn, New Yo...




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I had a wedding to go to, old friends, I had to make something special. This 80s-inspired number was my first time working with sequins! My apartment is still sparkling 6 weeks later!

I made a liner, same pattern sans hem, out of black cotton jersey for comfort, warmth, and in case it was a little see-through. All those pleats gave it a little more oomph.

If you decide to work with sequins, edge stitch around them before you hem.

The bottom hem on a shortened Marie leaves out that extra piece, and has to be hand-stitched due to the drooping tulip angle.

Material Notes

Zebra sequin, lined with cotton jersey.




Garment Type

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    Nov 12, 2009, 01.01 AMby chynas

    how fun!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 05.45 AMby sunnydays212003

    This is very pretty, it looks like you step right out of a high fashion mag!!!

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    Nov 10, 2009, 07.34 AMby theresegh

    I absolutely love your skirt!!! that fabric is so hot!! Well done :)

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    Nov 9, 2009, 09.28 PMby kgallagher3

    this is so cool, I’m working on a Marie in metallic damask, i hope mine turns out this cool.

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    Nov 9, 2009, 07.34 PMby joanrobinson

    Hi Gina, thanks! I swear I posted a reply… twice! Oh Burda!! Let’s see if it appears before I try it a third time!!

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    Nov 9, 2009, 06.46 PMby ginasophia

    This is a fabulous skirt! The sequins are amazing, this is a beautiful and ambitious project that I will probably have to copy at some point!! Were the sequins pricey? did you get it in the city??

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      Nov 9, 2009, 07.11 PMby joanrobinson


      Funny, I just was looking at your paper bag skirt and going through my fabric to see what would work! I want to try it in a men’s suiting fabric for the office, or maybe a light gray tiered ethereal look… hm…

      I bought the sequin fabric from fabric.com about a year ago— I like to keep an eye on their clearance sales. I’m not sure the exact price, but no more than $10/yd for sure.

      The sequins are actually not so bad to work with, I just sewed zig-zag over the edge, the whole way around the 4 pieces to prevent unraveling, then I stitched a straight stitch around each piece within the seam allowance to prevent excessive pulling, just in case. Putting the pieces together at that point is super quick.

      Thanks again!

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      Nov 9, 2009, 07.19 PMby joanrobinson

      Thanks! The sequins aren’t too bad to work with, I just zig-zagged quickly over the edge of the 4 pieces to prevent unravelling, and then stay stitched within the seam allowance to prevent future pulling. After that, putting the pieces together is easy and quick. I did the bottom hem with a catch stitch just in case so it didn’t look too trashy— haha!!

      I bought the fabric from fabric.com about a year ago when it was on clearance (I like to keep my eye on that site, sometimes you can make a great find), it was definitely less than $10 a yard.

      ps- I am deciding what fabric to use for a paper bag skirt, thanks!!

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      Nov 10, 2009, 08.13 PMby joanrobinson

      Hey, thanks! I bought the fabric from fabric.com on clearance about a year ago, definitely under $10/yd. Don’t be afraid of sequins, I zig-zagged over the edge of each piece before I did anything else, but aside from that, it is just like any other delicate fabric. Good luck!

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    Nov 9, 2009, 06.40 PMby peachypanda

    this is gorgeous!

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