Monday, 21 May 2018

Velvet

This is a quick post to show you the final velvet dress I whipped up last week for a wedding we attended last Saturday.
I bought this piece with Allison when she visited Australia three years ago.

As Allison said, it's a Stretch burnout velvet in a dark purple with an ombre effect." 
We indulged a bit at Pitt Trading during her visit.

I used New Look 6871 lining the velvet with a slinky knit. The pattern has short sleeves so I extended them.
The back is shaped but the fabric doesn't really show this well. 

I hand stitched the hem and the rest of this dress was machine stitched with a tiny zigzag stitch as the base is a knit fabric.
Let me tell you a secret. 

I made this dress in a scuba fabric in 2 hours and found the neckline was way too wide.
The next night I widened the neckline on the pattern so it's more jewel like.
Yep. I've bossed this pattern to fit me.

PS. I wore these low-heeled shoes at the wedding and danced for 4 hours. My feet are still sore today - 2 days later. So after surgery in February I can wear low heel shoes for a couple of hours.

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