This is a tutorial that I shared over at Brassy Apple. In case you missed it, here it is!
I had been eyeing this Luminescent Top from Anthropologie because I had a grey shirt in my refashion pile that had a similar neckline. Plus sparkles are meant for holidays right?!
The first thing I needed to do was make a pattern for my sparkly fabric. I put a piece of wrapping paper on my shirt and felt with my fingers along the edges and then penciled in where I thought the outline should go. I cut it out and was happy that I didn’t do too bad. I still needed to allow for my seam allowance though so I made a new pattern with the seam allowance added in.
I cut 2 pattern pieces out of the sequin fabric, one a mirror image of the other. In order to sew the sequin fabric onto the shirt and not add a lot of bulk, I needed to unpick some of the sequins. I unpicked 2 rows of sequins all around both pattern pieces.
I folded the unpicked portion of the sequin fabric under and pinned it in place. The sequin fabric was actually easier to sew on than I thought it would be. I found that it worked best when I tried to sew directly onto the sequins because it kept them in place. I sewed slowly and didn’t have any problems. I also saved a little bit of the sequins just in case I need to replace a few after it gets washed.