Saturday, May 09, 2015

Birmingham Fashion Week 2015 - What I Wore Night 2

Vogue 8711 - Navy Sequin Draped Skirt - Erica B.'s DIY Style!
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!
Vogue 8711 - Navy Sequin Draped Skirt - Erica B.'s DIY Style!
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!
Vogue 8711 - Navy Sequin Draped Skirt - Erica B.'s DIY Style!
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.  
Vogue 8711 - Navy Sequin Draped Skirt - Erica B.'s DIY Style!
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!
Vogue 8711 - Navy Sequin Draped Skirt - Erica B.'s DIY Style!
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. 

22 comments:

  1. Great skirt! I love the use of the black ponte for the waistline!

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  2. Erica, this is hot!

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  3. Sexy skirt! You belong on a best-dressed list because many celebs don't look as great as you in that outfit.

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  4. Love the Friday night look! I brought this skirt pattern when you did the black one and I still haven't opened it yet. I think I better for this season!

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    1. Thanks Carol! This skirt is going to be a big favorite in my wardrobe!

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  5. The detailing on your top is lovely.
    Nice styling. wouldn't call your skirt navy, for me t's a nicer shade of blue than that in the photo and goes surprisingly well with black.

    I like the way you're enjoying yourself and still making time to workout and sew. Your time management skills are ace!

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    1. I'm glad it reflects that way. Some days I feel like I'm drowning! Thanks Miss J!

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  6. Look at the definition in your arms, back, & legs! The workouts are definitely paying off! You look amazing! And oh yeah....the skirt and top are awesome. 😀 Lol. You look great! Keep it up. And thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. SUCH a smashing outfit! And I love that skirt pattern! Do you think it would work on a non-stretch fabric?

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    1. Maybe. Your fabric would have to be super drapey, you would have to size up and you would have to add a side zipper. Thanks Sewing Faille!

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  8. Erica -- I love the sequin skirt and have always wanted to do one myself -- Superb result (as usual) -- you are my FASHION ICON!

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  9. Love the color, cut, and fit!

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  10. Fabulous! This pattern goes straight into my wishlist!

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