When Leanne and I created The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sewing, we did it because we wanted to teach women and girls how to make their own wardrobes. There are so many amazing pieces you can make, and it’s just not that hard!
During the holidays in particular, I love whipping up a one-of-a-kind piece that I can wear to a holiday party. During Halloween, we dedicated an entire week to handmade costumes, and now that Christmas is upon us we’re back with another full week of handmade Christmas style!
This week we’ll show you four different holiday style ideas, each created with pieces you’ll learn to make in The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sewing, and at the end of the week our courses will be ON SALE, so don’t miss that!
First up, the sequin skirt…
Modern Girl Sewing | Gold Sequin Skirt
easy DIY sequin skirt
Gold Sequin Holiday Skirt
Merrick's Art | Gold Sequin Christmas Skirt

handmade maternity sequin skirt |

Merrick's Art | DIY Gold Sequin Holiday Skirt
A sequin skirt is such a holiday classic, and it’s actually really easy to make! A skirt like this could be paired with basic black, white, or red, but I chose this green and blue plaid button up for a little unexpected holiday glam. A swipe of red lipstick, a stack of gold bracelets, and some black heels, and you’re ready for a party in no time.
Our online video sewing courses teach you how to use your sewing machine, measure and sew darts, insert zippers, hem a dress, create a professional neckline, and so much more. In our Beginner’s course, we teach you all the basics of sewing and then use those skills to create a cute and simple A-line skirt, like the gold sequin one I’m wearing here. Did you know that such basic skills could create such a killer holiday skirt??
The great thing about this skirt pattern is that it works for maternity and non-maternity — just add a little extra length to make sure it covers your bump and is still as long as you’d like it. The elastic waist gives you all the room you’ll need.
Leanne will be sharing another style of this same skirt tutorial on her blog tomorrow, so don’t miss it!
Both of our courses will be ON SALE this week for Black Friday through Cyber Monday! Mark your calendars, text your husbands, email your moms, or do whatever you need to do so you make sure that our guide shows up under your tree early this Christmas!


  1. Natali says:

    Gorgeousness!! You look absolutely stunning in this outfit!

  2. Anna D Kart says:

    LOVE this skirt and how you styled it

    Anna // Happy Medley

  3. Selina Moses says:

    I’ve just bought a zigzag stripe gold and black sequin skirt from Dorothy Perkins, I much prefer it in skirt form to dress because you can mix and match it to lots of things and never get bored of it

  4. Valerie says:

    This really inspires me to sew- such a cute look! And random but I ADORE your hair. I think our hair is similar (very fine, but have a lot of it) and I want to get your color at my next appointment. I was reading your FAQ page and it said you have the ombre effect with low lights at the top. I could see that in your FAQ photo, but on this more recent blog post, I don’t really see the ombre. Do you still have the ombre effect? And are they hi lights or low lights? Regardless, loving your hair color right now… Thanks in advance!

  5. Mandy Johnson Kent says:

    Hi! I have a work Christmas party to attend next weekend and I am looking for a little advice. I was thinking of wearing a JCrew navy blue sequin shirttail skirt with a plaid shirt like you did above (so cute). I’m just not sure what color(s) the plaid should be. Thoughts? Thank you!!! 🙂

  6. allie J. says:

    I love this skirt! That sequin fabric is fab. I always think that finding the perfect fabric is the hardest part of sewing your own clothes.

    allie J. |

  7. Rachel D. says:

    The tutorial link appears to be broken? Where do you buy your fabric?

    • Merrick says:

      The link isn’t broken — it’s just linking to The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sewing video tutorial, which is only available with a subscription. Hope that makes sense.

      And this fabric is from the LA fabric district, but I purchase a lot of my fabric at Jo-Ann’s and local mom and pop fabric shops when I don’t get a chance to go up to LA. You can find LA fabrics online at 🙂

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