It is said by more than a few stylist in the world of fashion that I should have at least one “fancy” skirt, in this case a sequin skirt for the fun times and events….whether dressed up or down. A piece such as this is a great go to item for any holiday or celebratory occasion. Well, I do as I am told by my wardrobe consultant. See, I made a sequin skirt. Guess what??? I love it!!!
I originally wanted to use a basic Mccalls pattern for the skirt. But decided to stick with my high waisted look based off Pamelas Patterns and my own measurements. I just used my hip, waist and length measurement to create the skirt. I included a 2 inch allowance for the top in order to make for a wide sew-on 1.5″ elastic.
The sequin fabric is from SMFabrics.com. This fabric is extremely nice. I mean, before working with this sequin, I had a serious phobia against working with sequins. Roz over at SMFabrics took a chance on me and gifted me outright with a cut of such a beautiful luxe fabric. I love it…it does not act anything like the fabric sequins I have had experience using. The pyramid shaping to the sequins gives it such a distinctive look and feel. You can get a discount for watching my Periscopes from SmFabrics, whenever I am displaying one of her fabrics I will give you the code. For this one, I give you a sneak peek: its “sewtofit10”.. LoL. Don’t tell. But it is only good unit Monday January 4th.
It looks like leather at first glance. The sequins are no more than 1/8″ big and are “stacked”, I mean stacked densely on the knit backing. I was worried about adding the darts to get the shaping and how I would work them in without adding excess bulk.
There are four darts in this skirt. I will show you the techniques in a later post, since it is so very detailed. So stay tuned. The lining was a really nice designer grade tricot that is really lightweight, yet strong enough to stand up to the weight of the fabric.
I wore the outfit to a friends new years gathering with the over the knee boots. They were much more comfortable than the heels, although the heels were really cute and a great touch for the overall look. Such fun was had making this wonderful sequin skirt and silk top “live” on periscope. Everyone seems to enjoy immensely the live sewing time I have in my studio. I always have so much to share and show.