Sewpony for The 12 Days of Christmas series. In case anyone is interested in making a similar dress I will show you how I made this one and share my experience and advice when working with sequin fabric.
Last month, a friend gave me a Little Skye catalog. Going through the pages, my daughter fell in love with the sequin dresses. I found some teeny tiny gold sequin stretchy fabric at a fabric warehouse, it was exactly the type of fabric I was hoping to find!
This is the perfect season to wear sequins. Adding *s*p*a*r*k*l*e* to the holiday season. The dress becomes one giant disco ball! Bringing light to our dark winter days.
She thinks the dress is gorgeous :)
I'm so pleased with the perfect fit and am thrilled that she loves it so much. She has already worn the dress, to church and to a gingerbread house decorating event. Running around in it, dancing, rolling on the floor. Happy news the dress did not fall apart! I must mention when she was decorating the gingerbread house she was wearing a long sleeve art smock I sewed her.
Patterns: Oliver + S Fairy Tale Dress, bodice 3 inches shorter (like I did for the Red Poppy Field dress) no darts (it is advised to avoid darts when sewing with sequin fabric), 'sleeve' shape adapted from Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress
If you are looking for a similar pattern that is all ready to go, try the Oliver + S Bubble Dress
Fabrics: teeny tiny flat gold sequin stretchy fabric, lining is light yellow cotton blend
Notions: 12 inch zipper
These were helpful when learning about sequin fabric: click here, here, here, and here.
Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt when adding ribbon to the bottom of the hem in the front. Instead I used 1 inch wide polyester twill tape underneath. First machine sewing the twill tape to the bottom of the skirt fabric, then hand sewing the facing to the back of the skirt fabric, making an enclosed hem.
There definitely was the potential for failing at this sewing project due to lack of experience. But I tackled my fear of sequin fabric! And I encourage you to tackle one type of fabric we've been afraid to sew with.
.75 yards of teeny tiny gold sequin fabric $11.25
1 yard of lining fabric (light yellow cotton blend) $3.50
Total cost to make $16
Golden Glow Sparkle Dress $196
Total savings $180