Who doesn’t love shiny things? The second these large paillette sequins went up on moodfabrics.com, I had to snag some. They can be used in so many ways – as an A-line dress, a simple skirt. Personally, I was picturing a gorgeous capelet.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 1 yard Pastel Iridescent Large Paillette Sequins
- 1 yard Monument and Creole Pink Ombre Silk Charmeuse
The first thing I worried about when getting this fabric was how exactly I’d be sewing it. Wouldn’t the sequins get in the way constantly? Luckily it actually wasn’t too difficult.
First, I cut out my pattern from both the sequins and the charmeuse, which is ultimately just a circle skirt with a cut down the center front. If you’ve never made one before, there’s a great tutorial below. Simply substitute your neckline measurement in place of the waist measurement and you’re good to go! After cutting down the center front, I also curved the front corners, like you see above.
For the actual sewing part, I removed all the sequins within about 3/4″ of the edge of the fabric. Next, I pinned the sequins and charmeuse with right sides together, sewing around about 90% of the edge of the cape. About 6″ along the neckline were left open so the cape could be turned right-side out.
Lastly, I slip-stitched the neckline closed and edge-stitched around the entire cape to finish it up! For closures, there are even more options; a great clasp, an easy toggle, maybe a brooch? For this one, I laced some ribbon through the neckline so it could be gathered and tied. How would you choose to close yours?