1920s Gold Sequin Evening Dress

1920s Gold Sequin Evening Dress

A while ago I fell in love with this 1920s-style golden sequin dress, so I had to recreate it! 😀

1920s Gold Sequin Dress

Sequin dresses were often worn in the 1920s: Here’s a similar, beautiful 1923 House of Lanvin gold sequin dress. Another 1925 gold sequin dress, and a 1925 evening dress with silver sequins.

1920s Gold Sequin Dress DIY Sewing

I searched long for a suitable fabric: Most sequin fabrics were too yellow gold. But then I found this knit fabric which is embroidered with large and small pale gold sequins.

1920s gold sequin dress 1920s faux bob hairstyle

It’s the first time I sewed with sequin fabric and I read that it’s necessary to remove all sequins along the seam allowances, neckline, armscyes and hem – that took me the longest time!

1920s gold sequin cheeky peekaboo dress cut out at the hips
-> DIY faux pearl bracelets

The 1920s style sequin dress has a cheeky cut out at the hips. I love this detail! 😀

peek a boo dress cut out wrong side of dress diy sewing
Wrong side of cut out

For the cut out I used very sheer gold organza fabric. It wasn’t easy to make the cut out because the organza fabric frayed badly and the sequin fabric was too heavy for the thin fabric. Therefore I made just one cut out instead of two.

dress with jersey knit lining sewing
Lined shoulder straps

Because the back of the sequin fabric was very scratchy, I lined the whole dress with another layer of jersey knit fabric.

sewing skirt with jersey knit lining
Skirt with jersey knit lining

1920s style gold sequin skirt sewing

The skirt is made of four trapeze shaped fabric pieces.

1920s gold sequin dress unfinished hem drape

I left the hem unfinished (after I’d removed all sequins one by one) because knit fabric doesn’t unravel and that way the dress drapes better.

1920s gold sequin dress dog

The dress is really heavy! 😀 But I like how it came out.

1920s gold sequin dress summer outside green trees grass

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