Sequin Skirt Project

Whilst pinning away on Pinterest (one of my favourite things to do before bed!) I spotted a definite trend: I kept pinning sequin skirts paired with knitted jumpers.

Sequin Skirt

I had a quick look on the internet to purchase one, but couldn’t find one! Also, because I am fairly tall, sometimes skirts like this are obscene in their length! It took me a couple of days to realise that I actually had something I could use to recreate this look: a few years ago, at a previous company, we had a sales and marketing conference with a “gold” theme. I had ordered a sequin dress that, upon arrival, was more like a top. It was put in the bottom of the wardrobe, with the tags on, and never worn.

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The original short, short dress

The first step was to cut the top from the dress- which made a lot of mess. I then turned the skirt inside out and pinned the lining and sequin fabric together to create a new hem around the top of the skirt. I then ran this through the sewing machine using a zig zag stitch. As the fabric is stretchy, I needed to make sure that the stitching didn’t tear with lack of “flex”.

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Cutting the top off the dress

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Pinning the lining to create a hem around the top

And here’s the finished look! I am planning to wear it with black tights and loose black jumper from H&M with leather forearms. I paired it with my black Frye Melissa Short boots but may consider some heels with it too!

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Not bad for something I fished back out of the charity bag and still had the tags on!

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