Butterick 6157: DIY gold sequin woven tee top

Butterick 6157 gold sequin woven tee top

Hi Friends,

Today I am sharing a top made using Butterick 6157, which I have previously made before in a silk velvet (see here). That simple silk velvet tee has been worn a few times since I made it last year. It is great to just throw on over a pair of jeans when you want to look smart but not too dressed up.

Butterick 6157 gold sequin woven tee top

This gold sequin fabric had been languishing in my stash for a couple of years? I am glad to have used it up. I have already worn this top a couple of times: once with my faux leather leggings, and once (for my birthday), just as I have shown here with heels and skinny jeans.

Butterick 6157 gold sequin woven tee top
Butterick 6157 gold sequin woven tee top

I made no fit adjustments to this pattern. As the sequins were sewn on to a white mesh base I found a scrap of white pongee lining in my stash which I thought would be ok to line the top. I just made a second version of the top in the lining fabric (which I cut about 5/8ths inch shorter?) and sewed the outer and inner pieces together at the neck. I did find the first time I wore this top the lining was rolling out to the outside. I went back and added a second line of understitching and it seems ok…better than before. I finished the hems off using satin bias tape.

Butterick 6157 gold sequin woven tee top: inside pongee lining and bias tape hem finish
Butterick 6157 gold sequin woven tee top: close up bias tape hem finish

There’s not a lot else to say about this top….I used my paper scissors to cut the sequin fabric, a normal size 80 needle to sew and my walking foot. It is a pretty full on look, but that’s why I think wearing something like jeans on the lower half balances it out. I think it will be useful around the festive season. I don’t know how much it will come out of the wardrobe post new year.

See you soon!

Butterick 6157 gold sequin woven tee top


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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

19 thoughts on “Butterick 6157: DIY gold sequin woven tee top

  1. I can see this as very useful in holiday season! It looks very nice with the jeans.
    Thanks for the sewing/cutting advice. That’s what I was looking for, as I’m going to make some ‘houdini’ sequin shirt for my 4yo. The houdini sequins are this seasons feature at her class!!

  2. Manju, you just gave me a great excuse to buy that mermaid-sequin fabric I have been ogling. I thought I will never have a good reason to wear a sequin-dress, but a sequin-T-Shirt is the solution. Its how I usually dress in winter, but with sparkly. You are a genius!

  3. Love this! Great finish detail with the satin bias tape. I’ve used grosgrain ribbon for a hem on sequins but it has no stretch. Great idea!

  4. So perfect. And can be paired with quite a few things!! Jeans, slim black (ooh or winter white!) pants, mmmmm velvet pants. 🙂

    I love the gold color!

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