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Made By A Fabricista: Feeling Festive

Hello and happy New Year!  Feeling very optimistic about 2022 and what’s to come.  I saw this gorgeous sequin knit fabric and wanted to use it as part of my first post for 2022!

Let me tell you when I received it, it was even more gorgeous than I had imagined online.  The pictures didn’t do it justice!  It’s a bunch of colorful sequin palettes backed by a larger gold palette.

This sequin was sewn on a mesh knit making it extra stretchy.  Most times when working with sequin you will have to remove the sequins that are within your seam allowance.  This can be a bit of a time-consuming task but it’s much better than breaking your machine needles!  To remove my sequins, I used my curved embroidery scissors.  This works well because the blade curves up preventing you from cutting into your fabric.  This also helps speed up the process.  As far as tips with marking out your seam allowance you can either eyeball it or baste along your seam allowance line and remove everything within.

I decided to make a long sequin skirt with a high split using the 1 ¼ yds that I received. The pattern was self drafted.  After removing the sequins from my seam allowance I was able to sew using my stretch needle finishing with no broken needles!  If you notice some gaping at the seams from where you removed the sequins you can take the sequins that you removed earlier and hand sew them back into the open spaces.  This will help your garment look more seamless!

To pair with the skirt I used this navy jersey knit to make a bodysuit using Mood Sewciety free patterns.  Jersey knit is always fun and easy to work with making this a very easy sew.  The fabric is also very comfortable to wear and is almost like a second skin.  I used my serger to sew my seam allowance which also helps speed up time.  If you are going to sew jersey on your overlock machine you will want to make sure to use scraps of fabric to test the tension and adjust as necessary.  Every overlocker is different so it's best to try what’s best for your machine. I used only about a yard for the bodysuit. The remaining I will go back and use to line my skirt with, I love the no waste option of that!


JASMINE  @sewmuchjazz


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You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following categories: SEQUINS, KNITS, & JERSEY KNITS.

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  1. The style lines of your top are perfect for the elegant skirt! Well done!

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  2. Love it and you look gorgeous in it.

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  3. You did a great job. I have stayed away from sequins as I worried about breaking needles! With your suggestion I going to order right now. I am going to start off with a top to test. Thank you again.

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  4. Beautiful! It looks great on you too!

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  5. Your outfit is just gorgeous and looks fabulous on you. Thanks for the tip to remove and replace the sequins to get a professional looking seam. Hope your 2022 is a great year.

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  6. This whole look, Jazz 🤩🤩🤩

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  7. Love this!!! I was eyeing that fabric for so long and never took the plunge... now I'm wishing I had! Great makes!!

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