Holiday Glam with Black & Silver Baby Sequins Dress

Mood Fabrics Holiday Black and Silver Abstract Baby Sequins Dress
‘Tis the season to be sparkling!  What’s the holiday season with sparkle and shine?  I’ll tell you:  dull!  Don’t be dull, add some sequins to your holiday (and beyond) wardrobe.
Mood Fabrics Holiday Black and Silver Abstract Baby Sequins Dress
My latest addition was inspired by this gorgeous black and silver abstract baby sequins fabric from Mood Fabrics.
Mood Fabrics Holiday Black and Silver Abstract Baby Sequins Dress
When I fell head over heels in love with this fabric, I knew I needed a simple design that would let this fabric shine (pun intended) and let it be the star. I needed a design that has a limited amount of seams, darts, pleats, pockets and set-in sleeves.  This dress is a blouson-style with an overall looser fit.  It was perfect since this fabric is non-stretch and should be treated like a woven.Mood Fabrics Holiday Black and Silver Abstract Baby Sequins Dress
I decided to cut this fabric crossgrain.  I liked the way the pattern on the fabric fell when lying that way.  When cutting sequin fabric, I would recommend cutting on a single layer and using a rotary cutter.  I say a rotary cutter because the blades are disposable and can easily be replaced with a fresh one.  If you cut with scissors, my suggestion would be to use a pair that are not used to cut fabric.
Mood Fabrics Holiday Black and Silver Abstract Baby Sequins Dress
This ridiculously easy pattern (Vogue 8961) was a breeze to sew. I made it straight out of the envelope with very few alterations or modifications. I only added about three inches to the skirt.  My recommendation while sewing sequins is to use new and sharp needles.
Mood Fabrics Holiday Black and Silver Abstract Baby Sequins Dress

My favorite part are the sleeves. I love that they are elasticized and ruched.Mood Fabrics Holiday Black and Silver Abstract Baby Sequins Dress
And since I cut the fabric on the crossgrain, I was able to just trim around the mesh in the selvedge area and use the print design instead of worrying about hemming.  And while pressing, always press on the wrong side using your pressing cloth. Because steam and moisture could damaged the sequins.

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Comments


  • Amanda S.
    December 19, 2013

    I love the dress, Erica. Perfect pattern to fabric pairing. I noticed the bottom right away. What a neat “finish”!

    • Erica B.
      December 19, 2013

      Thanks Amanda!

    • Amy
      December 20, 2013

      I noticed the hem treatment right away, too! I love it! It really takes the design in the sequins up a notch. Bravo on a brilliant holiday dress!

  • Angela
    December 19, 2013

    Smashing!! Did you line this? I wondered how hard it was to finish the neckline.

    • Erica B.
      December 19, 2013

      Thanks Angela. I didn’t line it. And I used seam binding at the neckline instead of facings. I hate facings!

  • Dei
    December 19, 2013

    Just loving this!

  • Kimberly
    December 19, 2013

    Handle Your Business!!!

    • Erica B.
      December 19, 2013

      Ha! Thanks Kimberly!

  • Ginger
    December 19, 2013

    Ooh, what a fun party dress! I love the sequins!!!

    • Erica B.
      December 19, 2013

      Thanks Ginger!

  • Sarah Gunn
    December 19, 2013

    Everything about your sewing project worked favorably! Great pattern and cutting on the cross grain was sheer genius!
    Merry Christmas :)

    • Erica B.
      December 19, 2013

      Thanks Sarah! Merry Christmas to you too!

  • Lauren
    December 20, 2013

    Really gorgeous and festive! I love how you did the hem, that’s totally my favorite part.

    • Erica B.
      December 21, 2013

      Thanks Lauren!

  • oonaballoona
    December 20, 2013

    ooooooo erica!!! YES!

    • Erica B.
      December 21, 2013

      Thanks Oona!

  • Nancy
    December 25, 2013

    I love the hemline too but can’t figure out how you did it. Please share your technique. Thanks.

    • Erica B.
      January 13, 2014

      Thanks Nancy! I simply cut around the design motif in the selvage where it blended into the mesh that the sequins are sewn on.

  • StillLearning
    December 27, 2013

    I love the hem!!!

    • Erica B.
      January 13, 2014

      Thanks StillLearning!

  • Candyce Nicole
    December 31, 2013

    You look gorgeous, Erica!!

    • Erica B.
      January 13, 2014

      Thanks Candyce Nicole!

  • Janine
    January 7, 2014

    Classy and on trend too!

    • Erica B.
      January 13, 2014

      Thanks Janine!