sewing the Roksi Trio Dress in sequins
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Sewing with Sequins

Can you believe that I MADE this gorgeous sequined dress? The full details of this make are over on the Minerva Blog today, but I wanted to take a quick moment here on my own blog to talk about sewing with sequins! This was something that seemed very daunting to me, and ended up being no. big. thing. So I thought I would walk you through my process. (PS – I do NOT claim to be any sequin sewing expert, and it is entirely plausible that I had beginner’s luck with this one! But I’m sharing my experience nonetheless. And also hoping it wasn’t beginner’s luck, because my second sequin fabric arrived in the mail yesterday!!).

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sewing the Men's Basic Tee
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Sew for the One you Love – Ellie & Mac Men’s Basic Tee

I’m a pretty selfish sewist. My time is limited, and I prefer to spend the vast majority of my sewing time making garments for myself! In the past, I’ve sewn an item or two for my husband and a couple of things for my sister and my sister-in-law. However, since our tiny girl arrived, I’ve really enjoyed sewing a little something up for her every now and then, especially when it means that we can twin. My husband recently lamented that while I’ve taken advantage of mama / mini twinning, he has yet to have the pleasure of matching with her. I’d already planned out matching dresses for Monkey and I to wear for her birthday, so I decided I’d do something nice and add a daddy piece into the mix.

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sewing the Tres Belle Dress
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Wacky Wednesday – Tres Belle Dress

There are few things more satisfying as a sewist than finally turning a fabric you’ve been holding onto for years into a garment that you know that you’re going to wear all the time. This is one of those garments! I’m here today to convince you (though it won’t take much convincing) that you need this pattern. And it is only $1, so I think we’re gonna be on the same page here. 🙂

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