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
Harveys Seatbelt Bag
Earrings: Banana Republic