I've been living in Texas for nearly six months now and to date have only experienced weather ranging from kinda hot, to hot, to unbearably hot (as well as a few power outages, which are not fun when it's nearly 100 degrees F outside).
I was told repeatedly that the weather would eventually cool down, but I must not have believed that because I kept sewing summer attire. Big mistake! The other day when we woke up we discovered it had dipped into the 40s. Sewing machine to the rescue!
The pattern is from the March 2019 BurdaStyle magazine, sweatshirt number 121. The pattern can also be purchased as a PDF at BurdaStyle.com. Although you could easily replicate this with any sweatshirt pattern, or by starting with a purchased top.
I used a lightweight French terry knit and stretch sequin, both purchased from SR Harris Fabric outlet before we moved.
French seams were used to sew the sequin so it would not scratch against my skin. The seams are rather wide for French seams, but I didn't want to trim too much of the sequin fabric. It'll be our little secret :-)
By the way, I'm starting to do YouTube videos. I enjoy watching other videos on sewing, and have wanted to create sewing videos for quite some time. Since I'm currently not working I have time to do so. The last video I posted includes this sweatshirt!
When it comes to sequins I'm in the "yes, I love this trend" camp. In fact, I have plans to sew myself a sequin bomber jacket within the next month or so.
Drop me a comment below and let me know if you are a fan of the sequin trend.
Have a blessed day!