Shake, Shimmer and Sparkle!

Erica B.'s DIY Style: (OOP) Vogue 1288, Made using fabric from Mood Fabrics.com
Vogue 1288 has been on my to sew list for a while.  So long, that the pattern is currently out-of-print.  I knew from the beginning that I would always make this dress using a sequin fabric.  It was just meant for it.  Then I ran across this perfect Blue and white Pailette Sequin Fabric at Mood Fabrics.com.  It was kismet!
Erica B.'s DIY Style: (OOP) Vogue 1288, Made using fabric from Mood Fabrics.com
I cut the pattern size 12 and lengthened by 3 inches.
Erica B.'s DIY Style: (OOP) Vogue 1288, Made using fabric from Mood Fabrics.com
The sequin pailettes are sporadically placed on a polyester mesh backing, so I decided to underline it with this polyester stretch crepe de chine.
Erica B.'s DIY Style: (OOP) Vogue 1288, Made using fabric from Mood Fabrics.com
But when I tried it on, the sequins on the seams allowance were way too scratchy.  I know a lot of recommendations are to remove the sequins on the seam allowance.  I tested out swatches to see how it sewed.  And a Microtex needle sewed through the sequins like butter.  And to resolve the scratchiness, I used the remainder of my my white poly crepe to line the dress.
Erica B.'s DIY Style: (OOP) Vogue 1288, Made using fabric from Mood Fabrics.com
I felt my fabrics had a significant amount of stretch, so I omitted my zipper.
Erica B.'s DIY Style: (OOP) Vogue 1288, Made using fabric from Mood Fabrics.com
The overlay part was really easy, and just as the name suggests, an “overlay”.
Erica B.'s DIY Style: (OOP) Vogue 1288, Made using fabric from Mood Fabrics.com
It’s sewn with no lining and a raw finished hem.  And instead of using the instructions from the pattern, I didn’t use the seam binding.  I allowed the sequin fabric to create finished edges.
And I did’t have to hem the dress.  The raw edge was perfect.
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Comments


  • Mary Beth
    July 22, 2015

    This is just stunning. You look like a billion dollar bucks. And to think I was pondering make a *vest* with this sequined beauty. Yes, a vest! Your dress is stunning, you will be the star of the show wherever you wear it, Erica.

    • Erica B.
      July 23, 2015

      Thanks Mary Beth!

  • Cynthia
    July 22, 2015

    Gorgeous! I’m going straight to the Mood site and order some of that fabulous fabric. You look amazing.

    • Erica B.
      July 23, 2015

      They carry it in pink as well. Thanks Cynthia!

  • Peter
    July 22, 2015

    Gorgeous, Erica! I was expecting this fabric to cost a whole lot more — it really looks over-the-top luxurious.

    • Erica B.
      July 23, 2015

      I was shocked at the low price too Peter, that’s why I grabbed it! Thanks!

  • Bella
    July 22, 2015

    Wow, absolutely stunning!

  • Lauren
    July 22, 2015

    All I can say is – DAMN, ERICA. You look amazing!

  • Jen
    July 23, 2015

    I always love to see what you have made and how you style things. This dress is beyond gorgeous. Cheers.

  • Sara
    July 24, 2015

    This dress is a knockout! Great job!

  • Sew Busy Lizzy
    July 25, 2015

    This just screams ‘fun’ to me. Lovely – and the colour is so vibrant!

  • Fiona
    August 1, 2015

    Wow Erica this is amazing! Such a great shape to choose for sequins!