The skirt is self drafted using the By Hand London Circle Skirt App - due to the restrictions on the width of my fabric I had to make a quarter circle. I would have liked a half circle for more movement but it still has drape in the end. The fabric is an amazing Champagne Sequin fabric from Guthrie & Ghani. It was such good value! Lauren even did a blog post about how to use the fabric in her party wear series - very useful tips on there for cutting and sewing sequins.
This stuff was very straight forward as it just went under the machine no problem, no trimming sequins from seam allowances, just straight up sewing. FYI they will never come out of your carpet!
The skirt is fully lined with gold satin fabric to stop it scratching.I also used a light coloured invisible zip that blends in nicely with both fabrics. The hem of the sequin skirt is hand stitched with a gold metallic thread.
The tee itself took only about 45 minutes to make! My kind of pattern. I cut a straight size 12 at first but found the bodice to be quite boxy/loose fitting and so I made a slight alteration to take in the sides for a curvier fit.
|Green line pattern alterations|