For a Friday night, I decided to go with a little glitz and shine! I found this awesome piece of sequin fabric at Joanns -- All That Glitters Fabric - Floral Sequins Navy. I've always had the uncanny ability to walk into a store and put my hands on the most expensive thing in there. My taste has always exceeded my wallet! But not this time. This beautiful piece of fabric that retailed for $30/yd was on sale. Cha-ching... sold! I bought it!
There was very little of this fabric left on the bolt. I was only able to get 1.5 yds. So I decided a skirt it would be. I didn't want a plain pencil skirt.
This fabric has pizzazz and so I needed a pattern of equal value. I chose Vogue 8711. I've made it before and I've loved my black version to death!
This pattern was already cut and altered in the size 14. I still needed to take in the side seams and really cut the waist down. And I went back and took about an inch off of the length. These are baby sequins, so they're a lot easier to sew than the larger variety. I didn't have to remove any from the seam allowance. My needle chopped right through them with ease. For my hem, I fused it for a clean and quick finish.
For my waistband, I used a black ponte knit. I didn't want to feel the sequins rubbing against my skin. And I partially lined the skirt with a nylon tricot. I just used the same method that I would to make a single seam pencil skirt. I left it much shorter than the skirt because I didn't want it to show while I was sitting down. I just needed enough coverage for the goodies!
Since the sequins are backed on black mesh, I just naturally paired my navy with black (the top was purchased).
Thanks for the picture Adrienne!
I'm a fan of this color combo, especially for an evening look.