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Monday, April 22, 2019

Disco Ball Dress

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I made this dress for a sorority event and it went over really well. Although I've have the fabric for months, I waited until the last possible moment to sew it. I only had about 1 3/8 of a yard of fabric and cannot image using any other pattern. When I use regular size sequined fabric, I sew right over the sequins. Not so in this case. The dime-sized paillettes had to be removed for the seam allowance before sewing.

Removing the sequins from the seam allowance
Pattern Description:
Misses'/Misses' petite dress. Semi-fitted through the bust, lined dress have neckline variations and back zipper.
Pattern Sizing:
8-24
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't use the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I think I bought this pattern because it has back darts but I didn't sew them in this dress
Fabric Used:
Dime sized sequins for mesh.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only alterations I made to the pattern were to enlarge the bust dart. I am so anal about drag lines pointing to the bust.

Bust Dart
I overlaid the hem with the three inches of selvage on crosswise grain. That way I didn't have to turn under any sequins for the hem as it was only the mesh. The pattern was cut crosswise on the fabric.

Hem edge
I also omitted the back darts and the zipper. Before sewing, I removed the sequins from the seam allowances and the bust dart.
Inside Armhole
I added piping to the neckline to stabilize. As I had to remove the sequins from the neckline to stabilize with the piping, I had to hand-sew sequins back on to fill in.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think this will be my "go" pattern in a pinch when using sequined fabric.

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9 comments:

  1. The fabric really makes this spectacular. Took some patience though to remove those sequins...something I avoid😜

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    1. Who are you telling? They had to be cut off one by one...it was miserable but so worth it! Beauty is pain.

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  2. I love this outfit on you! It suits you very well and the colors are perfect for you. Sequins Fabric was really great and it is one of my favorite fabric.

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