Sequins are everywhere lately, and can you blame us? There is something so fun about wearing things that help you S H I N E. After seeing the Sequin Maxi Skirt on MimiG Style, I knew I needed one for Alt Summit. The sequin maxi skirt packs a lot of visual impact, while being extremely comfortable as it is essentially made out of knit. Furthermore, it is really easy to make!
Sequin Maxi Skirt Style
I stumbled across the knit sequin fabric at my local fabric store, and only used about 1 3/8 yards to make this skirt. Maxi skirts in general often call for more fabric yardage, to give ultimate fullness in the skirt. But with the cost of sequin fabric being so high, I decided to make do with cutting this skirt so that the 2 skirt panels would fit onto one fabric width.
And I am very thankful I did. With a sequin skirt, I would rather it be sleek looking than extra full. I am not sure what MimiG recommends in her video when it comes to the fabric yardage, as I essentially skipped over much of it in order to get to the parts I wanted specific guidance on (hemming sequins, without having to do it all by hand? Yeah – she has got a great tip for that).
Sequins were definitely everywhere at Alt Summit. Whether it was sequin leggings, sequin elbow patches, sequin pockets, or sequin hair accessories – everywhere I looked there was fabric bling.
Here is how I styled my skirt…
I wanted to dress it down, so I chose a chambray shirt I already had in my closet from Old Navy. The metallic heels I found at my local discount fashion store for only $20 – total score! And I paired it with this fabulous jewelry from Stella & Dot. Threw my hair in a low ponytail, and I was good to go!
Don’t have sequins at your local fabric store? You can find some fabulous sequin fabric on-line at Michael Levine Fabrics. Use coupon code ‘Stylo10’ at check out, you will get 10% off your entire order!
Read on for my embarrassing Photoshoot story…
The photoshoot was taken at sunset, outside of our local Theater. It was quite possibly the most embarrassing photoshoot I have ever done! The theater in our city is in the middle of the downtown work area, and it was 5pm. Everyone was getting out of work, and walking by…as I was trying to take photos with a tripod and remote. I had numerous people come up to me to ask what I was doing, lots of rubbernecking cars, and did I mentioned I was right next to a restaurant that people were dining at with an entire glass wall?!!! One lady even told me I looked like a mermaid…ummm, thanks? And furthermore, I was fighting the camera with the sunset, in order to try to get the pictures I needed before my light was completely gone!
But it sure was beautiful watching the colors reflect off the building.
Have you jumped on the Sequin Bandwagon yet?
As always, thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…