Glitz Sequin fabrics are stunning and stretchier than you may think. Because of their stretch, it makes it a lot easier to design and sew fitted garments like this high-waist pencil sequin skirt. With fabrics that are stretchy, you always have to line them with a stretch lining so both fabrics stretch together and don’t tear. In this case, I chose a stretch charmeuse fabric because it’s a little fancier than a spandex or jersey knit, but both of those would work too.
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Use older scissors that you don’t care so much about because the sequins will be rough to cut, and could possibly put some nicks in your scissors.
With the sequins lying flat, make sure the stretch of the sequins is vertical to you. Then fold the fabric in half in the direction of the stretch. Place the pattern on the fold, and pin. The arrow on the pattern should be aligned with the stretch of the fabric. Cut out the pattern, remove the pins, and place the pattern to the fold line again, pin, and cut. Now you should have two pieces for the front and back. Fold the lining fabric in half and repeat this step for the lining.
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