Sequin Shirt Refashion

sequin shirt refashion

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?!

sparkly top refashion_tutorial

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.

Sparkly shirt refashion tutorial 2

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.

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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.

Sequin Shirt Refashion Tutorial


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  1. Looks awesome!!!

  2. This is really cute! I am getting into clothing refashions…I haven’t done one yet but this is going on my list!

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