Adding a Lace or Sequin Overlay

A lace or sequin overlay is a really easy way to add some extra pizzazz to a shirt. It takes your sewing to a new level and people will not believe that you made it yourself.


The first thing you need to do is figure out where you want to add the overlay and cut two pieces out. I wanted the main body of my Slim Fit Raglan to have sequins, so I cut out two front pieces: one in the sequin fabric and one basic white knit. The sleeves and back are a grey french terry.


Pin or clip the pieces together, both facing upwards. You can also baste them together. If you’re using knits (stretch fabric) make sure you use a loose stretch stitch. You can use a loose straight stitch for woven (non-stretch) fabric.

Now treat it like any other pattern piece and start assembling the garment.


The finished product is so cute! This Slim Fit Raglan has cuffed long sleeves and a curved hemline.


Here is a high-low hem Blair* with 3/4 lace overlay sleeves.

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