Red Velvet

Hi everyone!! I am back again with a new love……..velvet 😍😍😍😍. I remember when I was a kid and my mother used to dress me up in atrocious green and red velvet dresses for the holidays. Well, at the ripe old age of 35, I have decided to try velvet again, and this time around, since I get to choose how I wear it, I love me some velvet. It kind of makes sense, since my favorite dessert is red velvet cake πŸ˜‹.

This weekend I decided to make a mommy and me look for my daughter using Simplicity pattern 8105 for my daughter’s dress and McCalls Pattern 7660 for my top. I used a beautiful velvet fabric that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

Alterations/modifications: For my daughter’s dress I turned view B into a dress by lengthening it by 4 inches. I did not make any major modifications to my top, I just shortened the sleeve by 3 inches, because I am petite and my arms are shorter. Here is a link that gives great tips on sewing with velvet, http://www.threadsmagazine.com/2009/11/17/how-to-sew-velvet-like-a-pro

Thank you for reading my blog, I hope it inspires you to create something. Please scroll up for photos. Here is a link from Threads magazine that gives great tips on sewing with velvet.

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FaithStJules

I was born in Jamaica and raised in the South. I guess you can call me a Southern Islander. I am a wife, mom, and sewing fiend, and DIYer. I rarely purchase clothing anymore, because I like the ability to pick my own fabric and personalize my clothing to fit my shape, personality, and style. My style is comfy chic, because no matter what I wear, it has to be chic, but comfortable.

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