***Time to Sparkle ***

***Disclaimer – the ‘C’ word will be mentioned below please stop reading now you are not yet ready to think about seasonal celebrations***

I got back from my holiday on Sunday and really felt the shift in seasons, while last winter I longed for the sunny days to last, this year I am rearing to go.  My winter sewing plans are already far greater than the actual time I have to sew. But in my head my handmade winter wardrobe this year will be fabulous! I have already kicked off 2 (yes 2!!) sequin projects.

The first, a sweatshirt with a mermaid sequin front panel. The idea is a touch of sport luxe. A wearable everyday sweatshirt with a bit of fun in the front. I am currently spending my evenings carefully removing the sequins from the seam allowance a few inches at a time, it a long and delicate task but one that I am hoping will result in a beautifully finished top and a happy sewing machine.

Our mermaid sequin comes in 3 colourways Gold & Black, Silver & Gold, Matte Stone & Silver.
These clever sequins change colour as you swipe your hand over them, giving you the options of different colours or a fun mix and match pattern. Imagine a party dress in this fabric! Now that would be a show stopper! I would choose a simple shift dress pattern with as few seams and darts as possible such as the Ultimate shift dress.

The next twinkly project I have cut out and am waiting to sew is a pair of Alexandria trousers with our Sparkle sequins. These smaller sequins are far more sewing machine friendly so I am going to skip removing them from the seam allowance and send them straight through the machine with a tough needle in place.  Luckily the lovely Linda, who cuts and sends out your fabric here at Fabric Godmother, has tested this technique with a gold sequin pencil skirt and gives it a big thumbs up. I am trying to get her to wear the skirt to work so I can take a picture and share it on Instagram – watch this space!
Choose from Rose Gold, Pale Gold, Navy, Black and the new colour Matte Champagne

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sequin dressmaking fabric

This Pointe sequin fabric has a lovely geometric design in soft metallic shades. How showstopping would this look made up into a little cropped jacket? Simply throw it on over a LBD, perfect for all those Christmas parties coming up.

sequin dressmaking fabric

Our Daisy sequins in blush were a big hit in the summer but I think they would look just as fab in a layered dress for Winter parties, maybe not one to wear in the office but with a champagne flute in hand you can’t go wrong with a bit of floral glitz.

sequin dressmaking fabric

Close your eyes and think of a close fitted dress in this black and white Leaf sequin fabric. Wow, that would be one way to make a dramatic entrance. Plus (stop me if I’m going crazy here) I think you could pull it off in the pub with a denim jacket over the top and a pair of trainers. Too much? Maybe, but you never know till you’ve tried it.

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Happy sewing xxx

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