Refashion Runway Challenge 1: 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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4 thoughts on “Refashion Runway Challenge 1: Velvet

  1. Nice work on this refashion. You totally got my vote. Who knew that velvet pants suits were a thing? 😀 I’m looking forward to seeing how you progress. I’m sewing along too at

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your vote 🙂 I didn’t know that velvet pant suits were a thing until I found it on the rack and then I thought JACKPOT! Lol I’m looking forward to seeing your sew alongs!!


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