Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Sequins are a girls best friend

After a previous post about saving dresses from the brink of ruthless Ebay sales I have been spurred onto re-create certain garments that are lacking in a certain sparkle. 
I don't know about you but whenever I think of sparkle I think.......SEQUINS!!!!
So I dug out a plain black original 50's bullet bra that was beautiful but I decided it was lacking in gold and green sequins.
Now, sequin sewing should come with a not begin if you want to loose hours of your life attaching tiny sparkly things by hand. The bra has been following me around wherever I go, allowing me to fill any spare time I have with my sequin duties. 

Train journeys are good for sequinn-ing- especially when your travel buddy is lost in doodling.

Sequinn-ing with Dogs around sometimes isn't a good idea.

Adding the last of the teeeeny bloody things.

BUT I feel the effort has really paid off. I'm actually surprised I got it finished, I've been slightly glued to the Olympics. Going from a non-tv watcher to a 8 hours per day viewer!
The amount of sequins sewn onto this outfit is enough to rival a Dita Von Teese ensemble, and it is special enough to be saved for some spectacular event.
Whatcha think? If I was a Burlesquer this would certainly be an onstage act.....sequins are a girls best friend!

Love as always, Lucille xx


  1. Wow that looks great and good job!

  2. It looks sooo fantastic! I think I might loose my patience a few hours in and throw it all out.


  3. Lovely! It came out so well! I plan to sequin more items just for burlesque acts, I can't resist!

  4. Beautiful! You're a crazy girl after my own heart.

    (I've also become glued to the Olympics! What better reason to be glued to the tv for 8 hours? Plus it's guilt free, it only happens every 4 years.)


  5. It looks so beautiful, you have so much patience and is definatley time well spent
    Isabella xxx

  6. wow, i really love the result of your hard work! awesome!

  7. Haha, I bet that brightened people's day watching you stitch that on the train!! :D

  8. You did a really fantastic job. Wow!

  9. great job and it looks great with that beautiful skirt.Awww inka holding the sequins for you.she is so cute.x

  10. You are just lovely! Life is always better with a little sparkle! :)



  11. Glitteringly, gorgeously, flat out awesome!!!

    ♥ Jessica

  12. Wowsa wowsa! Just found your blog! Sure gonna follow. I love vintage, but I am not a pure vintage girl. I love to mix it up! Your fashions are awes!!


  13. WOW WOW WOW!!!! You must have the patience of a saint! That outfit is fantastic and so bold. LOVE IT!