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Idiot’s Lantern Dress Vers. 2- All the Pretty Sequins

April 2, 2013



When I made Version 1 of my Rose Tyler, Idiot’s Lantern dress I didn’t have this blog so I didn’t have the ability to write about how I made the dress in the form of blog posts. Now that I have this blog, I hope I can keep more up-to-date about the progress I make while sewing version 2 of the dress. :)

Last week, I went to the fabric store and bought most of the sequins I’ll need for the dress. I’m not completely sure if I bought enough sequins, but I know where I can get more. ;) Anyway, I bought the rolled sequin trim instead of the individual sequins like I did before. After hand sewing each sequin onto version 1 of the bodice, I’m very hesitant to repeat it again. So, the rolls of sequin trim would be best for me. ^_^

Like I did with the first version of the dress, I want to use a variety of sequins in different shades of pink. The bright or dark pink colored sequins do not stand out very much when mixed in with the pale pink, so I bought some darker and brighter pink sequins and lighter pink sequins as well. I ended up buying more light pink than dark because the store I went to had more light pink than dark. ;)

Here’s what the sequins I bought look like…

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You probably noticed I bought some silver sequins. I didn’t do this for the first version of the bodice, but I decided to try it for this bodice. Originally I bought the sliver sequins out of necessity, but after comparing the different sequins I noticed the sliver looked good against the pink. Also, the silver reflects the pink colors, making the silver have a more pink tone, and the silver/grey base color complements pink very well.

The sequins below is not from my shopping trip. Instead, it’s the left over sequins from the first version of the dress. I plan on using these sequins as a back up supply if I need more color verity or I need to fill spaces.007

Well, I think that’s all for now. I’m still trying to decide how I should sew the sequins on. I would love to use my sewing machine to sew the trim on, but my sewing machine isn’t working correctly so I don’t want to take a chase on possibly ruining the bodice or my machine. I’ll probably end up sewing the sequins on by hand, but the sewing will go a lot faster than it did the first time I made this dress because now I have sequins in a trim from instead of completely loose. :D