Velvet is everywhere this Season. I love the soft fabulous texture of this incredible textile, and find myself simply ‘petting’ the fabric all day long – lol. Unfortunately, velvet can get rather hot. And in the warmer Autumn temps that Virginia Beach has, an entire shirt or dress made of velvet just isn’t practical (we save those outfits for mid-January). Which leaves me adding touches of velvet to apparel or accessories, so that I can add this fun fabric in a suitable manner.
MAKE THIS: Velvet Baseball Tee
MAKE THIS LOOK: Velvet Sleeve Raglan
- Raglan T-shirt pattern, example HERE
- Light-midweight knit fabric
- Velvet fabric with stretch, I used THIS fabric from Jo-Ann
- Cut pattern piece as indicated.
- Use stretch velvet for sleeves, making sure to cut the velvet fabric with the stretch going in the right direction per the pattern instructions (left to right).
- Use the knit fabric or ribbing for neckline (velvet doesn’t have enough stretch).
- Sew with a sharp, ball point needle.
- Serge or finish all velvet seams, as they tend to pill. Keep a lint roller handy if needed.
- Sew as instructed per pattern instructions.
- *Optional, you can add a t-shirt pocket for additional velvet embellishment.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…