28 August 2013

velvet off the shoulder top

Posting about the velvet column skirt a couple of weeks ago stirred within me the desire for, you guessed it, more velvet! Check out what I knocked up the other night--

I used an off-the-shoulder top I already have as a pattern, making the pieces a little wider to compensate for the smaller degree of stretch in the velvet. And the wonderful thing is that stretch fabrics are so forgiving when it comes to fit - you don't need to be too exact. When I put it together the sleeves and the body were a little big but no problem: I just lopped a centimetre off at the side seams.

I also have some news for my next post. All I shall say is that I have a new sewing buddy and leave it at that...


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