Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Refashion Runway Challenge: Velvet

Hey readers! I have always thought of velvet as a very fancy fabric, only to be worn for holidays and special occasions. For this challenge I went with a sort of Victorian theme, which was actually by accident but that's the way it came out!

I started with 1 pants suit and 2 dresses all in velvet! I replaced the top of the pants suit with the top of a maroon velvet dress. I opened the pants seams of the pants suit and inserted a panel of the patterned velvet dress.

Next Accessories:

I used a black velvet skirt to make into a small drawstring handbag. I used a starburst stitch to decorate my new handbag. I made a velvet cape to pair with my Victorian style dress. I cut off the sleeves of the jacket and sewed up the arm holes. I then added the patterned velvet material to the collar. Lastly, I added a frog closure to the front to fasten my cape.

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Sort of Downton Abbey-esque, is it not?! I am actually very happy with the way it turned out. My happy accident!

Happy Refashioning!!!

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xuyuxin said...

Thanks for sharing

jennifer elliott said...

How hot were you during the photo shoot? Amazing refashions! Good luck with the challenge.

Jennifer, EOD

Marisa Glied said...

You're welcome!

Marisa Glied said...

It was SUPER hot! It was about 95degrees here in Michigan and I was pretty sweaty lol Thanks so much :)