I’ve had this yard of blue sequins just waiting for the perfect project and occasion. I picked it up for a steal from Fabric Merchants during our last trip to LA. I kept thinking I’d use it for my girls but man, they get all the fun fabric. A quiet morning and the perfect pattern and now I’m the proud owner of my very own sparkly top!
Pair it with my luxe stretch velvet Hudson pants and I’m feeling fabulous!
I’ve been pinning sequin tops and really wanted to recreate this beauty. I thought about using the Striped Swallow Hideaway to achieve it but knew I’d have to modify it for my tastes. And alas I only had a yard of this pretty fabric. I turned to my favorite woven tee pattern- the Shoreline Boatneck from Blank Slate patterns. I squeezed it out of my yard of fabric and knew it was meant to be!
The only modifications I made was to use a knit facing for the neck and sleeve hem. It helps to not have the sequins against your skin and adds more stability too. This was my first time working with sequins and I’m happy to say I only broke two needles in the process. I sewed all the seams on my regular machine and finished them on my serger, which also covers any sequins on the inside making this really comfortable to wear.
I love that I can dress it up if the occasion arises (hubby totally wanted to hit the town after seeing this outfit!).
I think it will get the most wear layered under a cardigan (I can totally wear sequins to church, right?) or a denim jacket for a more casual cool look.
Here’s the obligatory back shot for ya’ll 😉
I absolutely love this outfit! I’m ringing in the New Year in style. We spend the evening with my parents, the kids, and cousins. It’s usually a night of good food, movies, games, and great times- one of my favorite nights of the year. I hope you all had a great 2017 and here’s to a fantastic new year!