I knew I needed a simple pattern without many stitching lines, to avoid the number of points I would be feeding sequins through my sewing machine. I settled on the Ultimate shift dress pattern from Sew Over It.
Making up the dress was actually relatively simple. I was prepared for my machine to baulk at sewing through the sequins but it really didn't. However as soon as you touch this fabric, to either cut or sew it, it sheds sequins EVERYWHERE! My flatmate and I are now resigned to finding them everywhere for the rest of our lives! I lined the dress in black peachskin which I've had in my stash for a few years, hopefully this will prevent the sequins jabbing me too much.
This is actually the first time that I've managed to make a Christmas dress, usually things get too crazy and I run out of time but this year is a win! Time to go dancing and sing loudly to Christmas songs!