A magic two-way sequin jacket December 18, 2016 11:27
Hi, it's Kay here. Last week we wrote all about our love of two-way sequins. Jenni has been wearing her lovely skirt and we have had three more people running up similar versions in the studio.
I went for the royal blue fabric which turns to black and wanted a simple jacket to sew up, with as few seams as possible to allow it to hang well.
I chose New Look 6305 and bought some stretch black that feels like PU for the facing and cuffs.
I cut out with the rotary cutter and used the stretch stitch, size 70 needle and polyester thread as we mentioned last time.
The jacket has 2 bust darts, no centre back seam and so it came together with few problems.
I also lined it with the same lightweight stretch knit that Jenni used on her skirt. You could get away with not inserting a lining as most of the raw edges are covered by the facing and it isn't overly scratchy on the inside. However if I wear it with a camisole top I think it would be more comfortable.
The facing is hemmed at the bottom edge but I have left the raw edge on the sequins so it doesn't look too bulky.
You can buy the two-way sequins by following our link here.
Please also read through our top tips for sewing this cloth in last week's post.
Also, please share any projects you sew up by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we would really love to see them.