Sunday, December 29, 2013

Napped in Velvet

A few people spotted the pink velvet shoes in my last post and asked if I made them . . . I wish I could make my own shoes, but have never had the nerve to try - a large part of the problem is my aversion to to projects that require glue!  The shoes in question are actually crushed velvet, where the dress fabric is a patterned velvet.  They just happen to be the same color pink.  Working with the fabric reminded me of their existence as it has been a few years since they were last worn.

In my mind, December is the perfect time to work with and wear velvet.

Last year, I managed to save some red velvet from a horrible fate, and this year I finally got around to working with this textured velvet for yet another winter themed dress.  It does not scream Christmas, but it feels rather festive.

The fabric is perhaps more drapey than the pattern calls for – the lower front bodice section is folded on the bias and would probably look more like the sketch in a crisper fabric.  I do, however, like the draping, although the finished look is different than what I expected.

And it is certainly a relief to finally finish a project, even if there are already quite a few more in progress!

Dress:  Made by me, Burda 7176
Shoes:  Colin Stuart
Coat:  Harve Benard
Earrings:  Banana Republic 


  1. I think it turned out beautifully, I actually really like the softer draping! And it suits you so well, and looks lovely with your complexion and hair colour. Gorgeous!

  2. You look so elegant! The dress turned out so beautifully, and I'm really liking soft pinks now. The color is fantastic on you!

  3. Oh, so very glamorous. And the match with the shoes is outrageous!

  4. That is a fantastic silhouette on you!! Of course, all your projects are done to the nth degree, but the sleek lines really take your styling to the next level!! Thank you for your blog and all I have learned from you selfless sharing. Happy New Year!!

  5. I think velvet is always festive, in any color, and I really love the pink. Such a glamorous dress - beautiful! Your seatbelt bag is too cute!

  6. This is such an enchanting, deeply gorgeous ensemble. It's the absolute picture of ladylike elegance and fashionable femininity.

    ♥ Jessica