A while ago I fell in love with this 1920s-style golden sequin dress, so I had to recreate it! 😀
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.
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!
The 1920s style sequin dress has a cheeky cut out at the hips. I love this detail! 😀
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.
Because the back of the sequin fabric was very scratchy, I lined the whole dress with another layer of jersey knit fabric.
The skirt is made of four trapeze shaped fabric pieces.
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.
The dress is really heavy! 😀 But I like how it came out.